Recent Articles of Interest 

November 2016 - Damodaran, Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications – The 2015 Edition  New! 

November 2016 - Pfau, Making Sense Out of Variable Spending Strategies for Retirees New! *** Highly Recommended ***

November 2016 -  Roche, Understanding Modern Portfolio Construction  New!

November 2016 - Roche, Understanding the Modern Monetary System   New!

November 2016 - Roche, Understanding the Modern Monetary System   New!

November 2016 - Lin, Investment, Tobin's q, and Interest Rates  New!

May 2016 - Mohaddes, The U.S. Oil Supply Revolution and the Global Economy 

May 2016 -  Grullen, The Disappearance of Public Firms and the Changing Nature of U.S. Industries

December 2015 - McMillan, Forecast and Market Timing Power of the FED Model and the Role of Inflation

December 2015 - Bauer, Can We Rely on Market-Based Inflation Forecasts?

August 2015 - Analyzing Valuation Measures: A Performance Horse-Race over the past 40 Years

August 2015 - New Evidence on the Relation Between the Enterprise Multiple and Average Stock Returns 

August 2015 - Becker, Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market  

August 2015 - Griffin, Who Facilitated Misreporting in Securitized Loans?

February 2015 - Becker, Reaching for Yield in the Bond Market 
February 2015 -  Asness, Size Matters, If You Control Your Junk 

February 2015 -  Rinne, Dash for Cash: Month-End Liquidity Needs and the Predictability of Stock Returns  

 February 2015 - Magness, Challenging the Empirical Contribution of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century 

February 2015 - Johannsen, Inflation Experience and Inflation Expectations: Dispersion and Disagreement Within Demographic Groups 

September 2014 -  Bansal, Volatility, the Macroeconomy, and Asset Prices  

September 2014 - Bekaertm, The Global Crisis and Equity Market Contagion

September 2014 - Understanding the Modern Monetary System    
September 2014 -  Fact, Fiction and Momentum Investing 

September 2014 - Company Valuation Methods 

March 2014 -  A Quantitative Approach to Tactical Asset Allocation 
March 2014 -  A Brief Introduction to the Basics of Game Theory 
March 2014 -  Understanding the Modern Monetary System 

September 2013 - Country Size, Currency Unions, and International Asset Returns  
September 2013 - Do Peer Firms Affect Corporate Financial Policy?  
April 2013 - Haltmaier, Challenges for the Future of Chinese Economic Growth
April 2013 - Damodaran, Equity Risk Premiums (ERP): Determinants, Estimation and Implications – The 2013 Edition

April 2013 - Mollick , Swept Away by the Crowd? Crowdfunding, Venture Capital, and the Selection of Entrepreneurs

PRIOR ARTICLES - there is some great stuff in here please check it out!


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Top Selected Sites For This Subject Matter

Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets - the study of  hedge funds - everything you need to know about VAR - Andreas Steiner’s Performance Analysis site - quantitative finance 

William Bernstein’s Site – this may be the best personal finance site on the web  ****Highly Recommended****

Index Funds Advisors (great site; also check out the investment education program for a nice historical overview)

Asset Class Newsletter

Peter Bernstein's Article Recommendations 

Vanguard Institutional Investors - Research 

"Undiscovered Managers"

TIAA-CREF Institute - Working Papers, Published Articles, Research Dialogue and Quarterly Reports

Journal of Financial Planning

 Journal of Behavioral Finance 

EH. net - great economic history site *** Highly Recommended***

Nassim Nicholas Taleb's Home Page - always good stuff from Mr. Taleb 


Other Major Journals - in order of "influence" based, for the most part, on frequency of citation

Journal of Political Economy (abstracts only)

Financial Management (upcoming papers only)

Journal of Accounting and Economics (abstracts only)

Econometrica (abstract only; full text of older articles )

The American Economic Review (abstracts only)

Quarterly Journal of Economics (abstracts only)

Journal of Econometrics (abstracts only)

Journal of Banking and Finance (abstracts only)

Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (table of contents only)

Journal of Economic Perspectives (abstracts only)

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (table of contents only)

Journal of Monetary Economics (abstracts only)

Journal of Accounting Research (table of contents only)

Rand (Bell) Journal of Economics (table of contents only)

The Review of Economic Studies (full text of upcoming papers)

Journal of International Money and Finance (abstracts only)

Accounting Review (abstracts only)

Journal of Financial Research (abstracts only)

Journal of Financial Intermediation (abstracts only)

Journal of Futures Markets (abstracts only)

Journal of Empirical Finance (abstracts only)

Mathematical Finance (abstracts only)

Review of Economic and Statistics (abstracts only)

Journal of Economic Theory (abstracts only)

Journal of American Statistical Association (abstracts only)

International Economic Review (table of contents only)

Journal of Law and Economics (abstracts only)

Management Science (table of contents only)

Journal of Money, Credit and Banking (table of contents only)

Journal of Applied Finance (upcoming papers only)

Journal of Financial and Strategic Decisions (full text)

Quarterly Journal of Economic (abstracts only)

The Journal of Derivatives (abstracts only)

The Journal of Wealth Management (abstracts only)

Review of International Economics (abstracts only)

International Review of Economics and Finance (abstracts only)

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (abstracts only)

Journal of Economic Psychology (abstracts only)

Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money (abstracts only)

The World Bank Economic Review (abstracts only)

Cambridge Journal of Economics (abstracts only)

The Financial Review (abstracts only)

See also:

Quantitative Finance

Journal of Financial Education

Journal Of Financial Markets

Journal  of Economic Literature

Journal of Behavioral Finance  



Shorter Articles/ New Sites of Note

November 2016 - Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies   New!    *** Highly Recommended *** - exercise is great for many, many health reasons but it is NOT for losing weight

November 2016 - US Inflation (Log) 1790-2015  New!

November 2016 - Is the Fed’s Balance Sheet Too Small?  New!

November 2016 - The story of inflation between 1996 and 2016 is of rising prices in things that you need: Prices skyrocket for middle class goods and services.  New!

November 2016 - Here's the truth about the stock market in 16 charts  New!

November 2016 - Government Pension Plans Are Headed For Disaster  New!

November 2016 - A History of Share Prices  New!

November 2016 - How Money and Banking Work On a Gold Standard New! *** Highly Recommended ***

November 2016 - Investment Calculators and Finance Calculators  New!

November 2016 - New!

November 2016 - Tyranny Of The PhDs  New!

May 2016 - How Much Has Global Economic Power Really Shifted? 

May 2016 -  "A Total Game Changer" - From Over-Population To De-Population  *** Highly Recommended ***

May 2016 -  Here's everything you need to know about money, on a 4-by-6 inch index card


May 2016 -  3 Things You Never Knew About the S&P 500 

May 2016 - A Challenge To The Shiller P/E 

May 2016 -  9 charts - enough said 

May 2016 - The Central Bank War On Savers - The Big Lie Beneath 

May 2016 - "Free" Trade, Jobs, & Income Inequality: It's Not As Easy As We Might Think


May 2016 - Electric vehicles: The impact on oil and electricity 

December 2015 - The Most Extreme Point Of Stock Market Overvaluation In History 

December 2015 - The Long (Behavioral) History of Long Yields 

December 2015 - JP Morgan Guide to US Markets 

December 2015 - Economic and Financial Decision Making in China 

December 2015 - Long Term Interest Rates A Survey 

December 2015 - Home Loans Mortgage Process 

December 2015 - How Do America’s "Poor" Really Live? Examining the Census Poverty Report 


December 2015 - No Inflation Friday: The Government Admits Its Own Statistics Are Phony 

December 2015 - Long Term Market Recoveries 

August 2015 - Comparing the cost of living between 1975 and 2015: You are being lied to and fooled - more on the great inflation scam

August 2015 - Technology sector, share of market over time

August 2015 - Assessing the Recent Behavior of Inflation

August 2015 - The oncoming disaster in public pensions: The $4 trillion retirement savings deficit and the bill of payouts for pensioners  

August 2015 - Five Investing Myths   *** Highly Recommended ***

August 2015 - Inflation vs. P/E Model (1965 to Present) 

August 2015 - Embedded Predictions and the Valuation Debate 

August 2015 - Valuation & the Fed Model (excerpt) 

August 2015 - Charlie Munger on Investment Concentration versus Diversification 

August 2015 - Asset Allocation for Muppets with a 401(k) 

August 2015 - Global interest rates have only been this low 3 times since 1522 

August 2015 - The Fiduciary Standard is Coming! 

August 2015 - This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study

August 2015 - The Much-Touted Growth Prospects Of BRICS Is Nothing More Than A Commodity-Boom-Fuelled Mirage 

August 2015  - How's That Inflation Working Out For You?

August 2015 - Most Valuable Companies in History, Adjusted for Inflation 

 February 2015 - 21 Facts That Prove That Government Dependence Is Out Of Control In America  *** Highly Recommended *** 

February 2015 - Ritholtz, Asset Class Returns vs. “The Average Investor”    

 February 2015 -  A Visual Guide To Where Your Tax Dollars Go 

February 2015 - International Interest Rates the Last 158 Years and Historical Chart Gallery: Market Indexes  and All The Major Crises Russia Has Seen Over The Last 150 Years - my favorite kind of stuff - ultra big picture - helps you ignore the noise 

February 2015 -  Understanding Money - some good basic articles from Orcam Group
February 2015 -  Top 50 Financial Advisor Blogs And Bloggers  

February 2015  - Ritholtz, The Basic Simple Truths of Investing

February 2015 - The Ying and Yang of Retirement Income Philosphies

September 2014 -  Ritholz,  Romancing Alpha, Forsaking Beta 

 September 2014 -  Liberty Street Economics - the NY Fed  

 September 2014 -  Currency Reform In Ancient Rome 

 September 2014 -    The Price of Learning  

 September 2014 -   Annual Returns: Asset Classes 1994-2013  *** Highly Recommended *** 

 September 2014 -  4% Rule: 20 Years Ago Today

March 2014 -  Buffet Finally Says What Everybody Is Thinking - Index Funds Are The Answer 

March 2014 -  Here's A Chart Of Interest Rates Going Back To 3000 BC 

March 2014 -  What Does It Take To Be Middle Class?   *** Highly Recommended ***
March 2014 -  It's The 2nd Worst Decade In Over 220 Years (And Getting Worse) 

March 2014 -  213 Years Of Sovereign Yields And Defaults 
March 2014 -  You Can't Control When You're Born... Revisiting Sequence of Returns Risk  




Shorter Finance Articles

The Journal of Portfolio Management (abstracts only) ****Highly Recommended****

Financial Analysts Journal (abstracts only)  ****Highly Recommended****

Journal Of Alternative Investments, Journal Of Private Equity, Journal of Fixed Income, Journal Of Structured And Project Finance, Emerging Markets Quarterly, Journal Of Derivatives, Journal Of Risk Finance, Derivatives Quarterly  (all abstracts only)

Journal Of Investing (abstracts only) **** Highly Recommended ****

Journal Of Asset Management (abstracts only)

Knowledge @ Wharton

The Journal Of Indexes

Peter Bernstein’s Site

DFA's Library of Articles 

Harvard Business School

Stanford Business School

Other Interesting Sites/Online Finance Courses

Altruist Financial Advisors - Investing Bibliography - a great, concise collection of classic and influential academic and semi-academic articles and books; many articles full text.   **** Highly Recommended ****

William Sharpe's Online Book

William Sharpe's Site

Dr. Ed Yardeni's Economics Site  - the best resource on the internet for current economic data  **** Highly Recommended ****

William Goetzmann's Online Book

William Goetzmann’s Learning Curves

Vanguard Diehards Forum 

Investment Policy Magazine - Index To Past Articles 

Applied Quantitative Research - Research Library 

Robert J. Shiller

Investment course from Columbia Business School

Richard Thaler

Jim Mahar - good general site for academic finance on the web – sign up for the weekly e-mail newsletter.

The JEL Classifications

Andrew Karolyi - good basic reading list.

John Wachowicz’ Site for Finance Students

Investment Philosophies - Online Book 

Equity Risk Premium Forum - Online Book **** Highly Recommended ****

Indian Institute Of Finance


"Leading" Sources of Journal Articles

Journal of Finance (full text of upcoming papers)

Journal of Financial Economics (titles only)

Review of Financial Studies (abstracts only; some older articles)

Journal of Financial & Quantitative Analysis  (abstracts only)

Note about the "Big Four" journals  

EconPapers Search - as part of the RePec sites, EconPapers is a great resource.  Thanks to Professor Sune Karlsson of the Stockholm School of Economics you can now search all "G" JEL classified articles ("financial economics") added or modified on the site within the last "x" days or weeks.  This should allow you to periodically review recent articles added to the EconPapers site.  (Note: all posted articles on EconPapers may not have JEL codes attributed to them). 


SSRN (Financial Economics Network) – this and the RePec site are the two main "aggregators" of financial research on the internet.  The SSRN site is really geared for searching specific topics or authors. The above link should rank recent finance papers in date order, many of which are downloadable (at times this link can be slow).  I would recommend checking this link a few times a week.  It is the single most useful resource on the web for new releases in finance.  (Note if you have trouble downloading the document, you can have it e-mailed to you).   SSRN now requires registration but it is free.


Journal of Business (abstracts only)  It can be argued that the Journal of Business should replace one of the publications in the "Big Four" - see Arnold, Butler, Crack, Altintig, Impact: What Influences Finance Research? 


Univ. of Chicago and CRSP Working Papers (some full text)


Cowles Foundation at Yale Univ. Working Papers (full text)


Federal Reserve Working Papers (full text)

National Bureau of Economic Research (abstracts only)


The RePec Sites

NetEc/WebEc/EconWPA/IDEAS/RePEC/NEP – This collection of sites is the most comprehensive source on the web for academic financial literature. The sites contain one of the most complete list of Working Paper sites (962) and Journal sites (129) available.  Also, the EconWPA site does list abstracts from posted articles by month. At present, the best way to keep up to date on papers being posted to the RePec sites is to sign up for the "corporate finance," "econometrics," "finance" and "financial markets" e-mail notifications. The professors participating in RePec and in WebEc-HoPEC are listed.


Other Leading Working Paper Sites

MIT - Sloan

Wharton School

London School of Economics – Financial Markets Group

Harvard Business School

International Monetary Fund

OECD Economics

Ohio State - Dice Center

Bank of Canada

Centre for Economic Policy Research (abstracts only)

Central Bank Research Hub - - A very nice compilation of working papers from all of the world's central banks

Bank For International Settlements

Columbia University

World Bank

European Central Bank Working Papers 


Key Links For Academic Finance Research

Ohio State University Finance Site – This is probably the best collection of academic finance links on the internet. It has references to approximately 79 finance journals, 40 working paper sites, 346 personal working paper sites and many other interesting links – probably the best collection of finance links on the web.

Comprehensive List of Online Finance Courses

EconWPA – check the most recent month in Finance for new postings. Not as many papers posted as SSRN, but a very nice list of resources for economists on the internet.

WebEc - Lists economic journals alphabetically. Also, has subsections for Financial Economics, etc. -

Washington University - Another comprehensive list of working paper sites in finance at approximately 138 U.S. Universities, government agencies and other institutions.

Business 2.0 – Good list of major journals, working paper and compilation sites.

CiteSeer - full text repository of scientific papers including finance and economics - much like the RePec site. 

NYU Professor Starbuck ranks the journals (lots of information; go to bottom of page)

The CFA Digest (abstracts only)

Quarterly review of over 75  finance and investment related journals.

Working Paper Links From HBS

Financial Economics Books - reviewed by The Economic Journal -

Economic Intuition – a paid service for keeping up to date on the literature.


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