Awards

There are two prizes awarded for papers published in Review of Finance: the Spängler IQAM Prize and the Pagano and Zechner Prize.

Up to and including 2017, the Editors and Associate Editors voted on the winning papers out of all papers published over the past year. Many AEs did not vote; some said they did not know some of the published papers and so would be voting on the prestige of the authors rather than the quality of the paper. From 2018, we thus initiated a two-step procedure. The Editors (who collectively know all of the published papers) choose the finalists. The Editors and AEs are asked to read the finalists thoroughly and vote out of this subset. Turnout has been much higher. 

  • The Spängler IQAM Prize is awarded to the best investments paper published in the Review of Finance within the past year.
  • The Pagano and Zechner Prize is awarded to the best non-investments paper published in the Review of Finance within the past year.

The Distinguished Referee Awards are given to outstanding referees for their service over the past year, voted by the Editors of the journal.

The Spängler IQAM Prize

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

The Pagano and Zechner Prize

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

Distinguished Referee Awards

2018

  • Francesco Franzoni, Evgeny Lyandres, David Schoenherr

2017

  • Taylor Begley, Jonathan B. Cohn, and Cary Frydman