Foster Department of Finance and Business Economics ranked #14 in the world for research productivity in the past year
An annual ranking of research productivity in the discipline of finance has listed the UW Foster School of Business #14 in the world for its 2022 publication record.
The ASU Finance Research Rankings, issued by the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, tally the number of papers by each school’s finance faculty that are published in the discipline’s five most influential peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Review of Financial Studies and Financial Management.
Faculty of the Foster School’s Department of Finance and Business Economics published 10 papers in these journals during 2022 to achieve its current #14 global ranking.
In addition to the single-year tally, the ASU index tracks annual research productivity all the way back to 1990. Foster’s performance in the past year is typical of a department that has maintained a consistent spot among the elite finance faculties for decades.
Foster is ranked #13 in the world over the past ten years, on the strength of 90 papers published in the top five finance journals during that period. Over the entire history of Finance Research Rankings (1990-2022), Foster ranks #17 with 174 publications.
Beyond their sustained productivity, many of the Foster School’s finance faculty play a more pivotal role in guiding the direction of research and insights in their field. Multiple senior scholars serve as editorial leaders at the discipline’s premier journals and organizations.
Jarrad Harford, a professor of finance and business economics and the Paul Pigott-PACCAR Professor in Business Administration, serves as co-managing editor of the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis (JFQA), which is headquartered at the Foster School. Harford also recently finished long tenures as associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance. At Foster, he chairs the Department of Finance and Business Economics.
Stephan Siegel, the Michael G. Foster Endowed Professor of Finance and Business Economics, is co-managing editor of the JFQA and associate editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Jonathan Karpoff, a professor of finance and business economics and the Washington Mutual Endowed Chair in Innovation, is associate editor of the JFQA and the Journal of Finance, and an advisory editor of Financial Management and the British Accounting Review. He is a former managing editor of the JFQA, associate editor of the Journal of Financial Economics and Management Science, and past president of the Financial Management Association International.
Philip Bond, a professor of finance and business economics and the Edward E. Carlson Distinguished Professor in Business Administration, is president of the Finance Theory Group and just completed his term as co-editor of the Journal of Finance.
Doron Levit, an associate professor of Business Economics and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor of Finance, is an associate editor of the Review of Financial Studies.
The entire Foster School faculty is currently ranked #12 in the world by Financial Times for its research productivity over the past three years in the top 50 academic journals, representing every business discipline.