Professor Stefan Nagel Named Editor of Top Finance Journal


Michigan Ross Professor Stefan Nagel has been named editor of the Journal of Finance, the top academic journal in the field. Nagel is the Michael Stark Professor of Finance at Ross and professor of economics.

The Journal of Finance is one of the most widely cited journals in both finance and economics.

“It is an honor and a great responsibility to take on this leadership role at our profession's flagship journal, he says. “These are exciting times for research in finance. The past few years have brought up many new questions about the role of finance in business and in our economy. I look forward to working with my co-editors, authors, and peer reviewers to publish research that provides novel perspectives on the many open challenges in finance.”

Nagel is an expert in behavioral finance, financial crises, and asset pricing. His current research examines the formation of subjective expectations and risk preference and the role they play in the formation of booms and busts in asset prices. Nagel discussed this research in a recent video on the Michigan Ross YouTube Chanel, which you can watch here, or embedded below.

The Journal also named 2007 Ross PhD graduate Amit Seru, professor of finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, as a co-editor.

Wally Hopp, senior associate dean for faculty and research, says Ross places a high premium on innovation and thought leadership in business scholarship.

“One of the most important ways faculty help guide research into innovative new ideas is through editorial positions at the leading academic journals,” says Hopp. “In these roles, faculty make decisions about what work gets published and work with authors to hone their ideas into important contributions.  

“Ross faculty hold over 100 editorial positions on the editorial boards of the top academic journals in all of the business disciplines. We are particularly proud of our faculty who are serving as editors-in-chief at elite journals like Administrative Science Quarterly (Jerry Davis) and the Journal of Finance (Nagel). In these roles, our faculty are helping to shape thinking about the future of business scholarship.”

Watch Nagel explain the origins of his inflation research:

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