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January 07, 2014
American Finance Association Announces 2013 Recipients of The Brattle Group Prize

The Brattle Group Prizes for best papers in Corporate Finance for 2013, judged to be exceptional by the associate editors of The Journal of Finance, were awarded at the 2014 American Finance Association's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA on January 3-5, 2014. 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 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: Francisco Perez-Gonzalez and Hayong Yun "Risk Management and Firm Value: Evidence from Weather Derivatives,” The Journal of Finance, October 2013.

Distinguished Paper: Maxim Mironov "Taxes, Theft, and Firm Performance," The Journal of Finance, August 2013.

Distinguished Paper: Markus K. Brunnermeier and Martin Oehmke “The Maturity Rat Race,” The Journal of Finance, April 2013.

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.