Weisbach Appointed to Journal of Finance Editorial Board
Weisbach, the holder of the Stanley C. and Joan J. Golder Distinguished
Chair in Finance and a professor of finance, was recently named
to the editorial board of The Journal of Finance, the longest
standing and most widely recognized journal in the field. He will
serve as an associate editor.
Weisbach is the most recent associate editor of this prestigeous
journal from Illinois. Previous editors have included George Pennacchi
and Josef Lakonishok.
earned his PhD from MIT and has a bachelor's degree from the University
of Michigan. He taught at the University of Rochester and the University
of Arizona before joining the faculty of the Department of Finance
at Illinois in 1999. Professor Weisbach also serves as the Director
of the Colleges Office for the Study of Private Equity and
Entrepreneurial Finance. His research focuses on general area of
corporate finance, with a special focus on corporate governance
and control and organizational incentives. Weisbach's research has
been funded by the NSF, and has been cited numerous times in the
business press, including by The New York Times, The Economist,
The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Barron's.
The most widely cited academic journal on finance, The
Journal of Finance publishes leading research from the major
fields of financial research. Each issue of the journal, which is
published six times a year, reaches over 8,000 academics, finance
professionals, libraries, government and financial institutions
around the world. It is the official publication of the American
Finance Association, the premier academic organization devoted
to the study and promotion of knowledge about financial economics.