The American Finance Association Annual Meetings have now come and gone (here is information on the broader conference). The conference was in sunny San Diego this year and I’m told it did not disappoint!(1) This 3-day conference collects the brightest minds in academia to discuss hundreds of new research papers — a gold mine for new and exciting ideas!

We always look at the mounds of papers presented to identify those that seem the most interesting (many of the papers on the program we cover on our blog or will cover them in the future).

Here were the top 5 papers that I personally found interesting:

Honorable mention because the title is really cool and the topic is on the ETF market:

Feel free to let us know if there are papers from the conference that you find compelling!