By |Published On: December 29th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Having been a full-time academic financial economist in a former life (still dabble, when able), I became accustomed to my annual pilgrimage to the annual American Finance Association (AFA) meeting. For the uninitiated, the AFA annual meeting is a gathering of all the major brainpower in academic finance. Getting a paper accepted into the program is a big deal for academic researchers (I’ve had the lucky privilege in the past).

One of my favorite activities each year is reviewing all the papers that were accepted for presentation at the conference. I’ll typically print the paper list out and highlight all the seminars I want to attend. Unfortunately, this year I won’t be going — too busy with the business and my 3 rugrats over the holiday season. But I still managed to peruse through the 2016 AFA program and highlight some interesting research that will likely be hitting a journal near you…

Here is the full program and here are some links to some papers that looked interesting:

There are over a hundreds great papers on the program…check ’em out…

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About the Author: Wesley Gray, PhD

Wesley Gray, PhD
After serving as a Captain in the United States Marine Corps, Dr. Gray earned an MBA and a PhD in finance from the University of Chicago where he studied under Nobel Prize Winner Eugene Fama. Next, Wes took an academic job in his wife’s hometown of Philadelphia and worked as a finance professor at Drexel University. Dr. Gray’s interest in bridging the research gap between academia and industry led him to found Alpha Architect, an asset management firm dedicated to an impact mission of empowering investors through education. He is a contributor to multiple industry publications and regularly speaks to professional investor groups across the country. Wes has published multiple academic papers and four books, including Embedded (Naval Institute Press, 2009), Quantitative Value (Wiley, 2012), DIY Financial Advisor (Wiley, 2015), and Quantitative Momentum (Wiley, 2016). Dr. Gray currently resides in Palmas Del Mar Puerto Rico with his wife and three children. He recently finished the Leadville 100 ultramarathon race and promises to make better life decisions in the future.

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