Skip to Main Content
January 08, 2010
American Finance Association Announces 2009 Recipients of The Brattle Group Prize
The Brattle Group Prizes for best papers in Corporate Finance for 2009, judged to be exceptional by the associate editors of The Journal of Finance, were awarded at the American Finance Association's Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA on January 3-5, 2010. The prizes, handed out annually, are funded through a grant from The Brattle Group and awarded at the AFA's annual meeting by a Brattle representative. The winners of the first prize receive $10,000 and two runner-up papers each receive $5,000. All papers published in the prior year's issues of The Journal of Finance are eligible for the prizes. The Brattle Group congratulates the winners for their achievement. First Prize Paper: Ulf Axelson, Per Strömberg, and Michael S. Weisbach “Why Are Buyouts Levered? The Financial Structure of Private Equity Funds,” The Journal of Finance, August 2009. Distinguished Paper: Paul Oyer “The Making of an Investment Banker: Stock Market Shocks, Career Choice, and Lifetime Income,” The Journal of Finance, December 2008. Distinguished Paper: Mark T. Leary “Bank Loan Supply, Lender Choice, and Corporate Capital Structure,” The Journal of Finance, June 2009. For a complete list of past winners, please visit The Journal of Finance Brattle Prize page. For more information on the American Finance Association, please visit their website.