Great Academic Research is Bursting at the Seams

Great Academic Research is Bursting at the Seams

December 29, 2015 Uncategorized
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Having been a full-time academic financial economist in a former life (still dabble, when able), I became accustomed to my annual pilgrimage to the annual American Finance Association (AFA) meeting. For the uninitiated, the AFA annual meeting is a gathering of all the major brainpower in academic finance. Getting a paper accepted into the program is a big deal for academic researchers (I’ve had the lucky privilege in the past).

One of my favorite activities each year is reviewing all the papers that were accepted for presentation at the conference. I’ll typically print the paper list out and highlight all the seminars I want to attend. Unfortunately, this year I won’t be going — too busy with the business and my 3 rugrats over the holiday season. But I still managed to peruse through the 2016 AFA program and highlight some interesting research that will likely be hitting a journal near you…

Here is the full program and here are some links to some papers that looked interesting:

There are over a hundreds great papers on the program…check ’em out…


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Wesley R. Gray, Ph.D.

After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray received a PhD, and was a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in entrepreneurship and behavioral finance led him to found Alpha Architect. Dr. Gray has published three books: EMBEDDED: A Marine Corps Adviser Inside the Iraqi Army, QUANTITATIVE VALUE: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioral Errors, and DIY FINANCIAL ADVISOR: A Simple Solution to Build and Protect Your Wealth. His numerous published works has been highlighted on CBNC, CNN, NPR, Motley Fool, WSJ Market Watch, CFA Institute, Institutional Investor, and CBS News. Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago and graduated magna cum laude with a BS from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.