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January 06, 2016
American Finance Association Announces 2015 Recipients of The Brattle Group Prize

The Brattle Group Prizes for best papers in Corporate Finance for 2015, judged to be exceptional by the associate editors of The Journal of Finance, were awarded at the 2016 American Finance Association's Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on January 3-5, 2016. 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: Shai Bernstein

"Does Going Public Affect Innovation?" The Journal of Finance, August 2015.

Distinguished Paper: Ulf Axelson and Philip Bond

"Wall Street Occupations," The Journal of Finance, October 2015.

Distinguished Paper: Robin Greenwood, Samuel G. Hanson, and Jeremy C. Stein

"A Comparative-Advantage Approach to Government Debt Maturity," The Journal of Finance, August 2015.

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.