Great Academic Research is Bursting at the Seams

Great Academic Research is Bursting at the Seams

December 29, 2015 Uncategorized
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(Last Updated On: December 29, 2015)

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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After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned a PhD, and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management that delivers affordable active exposures for tax-sensitive investors. Dr. Gray has published four books and a number of academic articles. Wes is a regular contributor to multiple industry outlets, to include the following: Wall Street Journal, Forbes,, and the CFA Institute. 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.