Call for Papers
Special Issue on Corporate Finance Theory - Journal of Corporate Finance

Special Issue Guest Co-Editors:
- Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania)
- Dirk Hackbarth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

INTRODUCTION: The Journal of Corporate Finance plans to publish a special issue dedicated to corporate finance theory. In this special issue, we will cover various topics related to corporate finance theory. In particular, as our basic understanding of finance theory is changing following the recent financial crisis, we are interested in new theoretical research that challenges the basic paradigms and reshapes the theories of corporate finance.

TOPICS: Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Corporate financing and investment policies of private or public firms
- Capital market imperfections, credit ratings and corporate decisions
- The links and interactions between financial markets and corporate decisions
- Financial fragility of corporations and financial institutions
- Corporate governance and access to public or private funding
- Corporate cash holdings, hedging policies, and risk management
- Agency problems, executive compensation, and incentive contracts
- Organizational design, innovation, ownership structure, and growth
- Boundaries of the firm, diversification, and mergers and acquisitions
- The effect of financial regulation on corporate-finance decisions
- The exposure of corporations to financial crises

We welcome integrative approaches to these and other topics in corporate finance theory. The special issue will be edited by Itay Goldstein (University of Pennsylvania, Wharton) and Dirk Hackbarth (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), E-Mails: and

PREPARATION AND SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS: Authors are encouraged to submit their work as soon as it is ready for consideration. Details of the online submission process and instructions to authors can be viewed on the Journal of Corporate Finance website at:

Submission deadline: September 30, 2012

Posted 4/9/12