Editorial Aims and Scope

The growth in all aspects of research in the last decade has led to a multitude of new publications and an exponential increase in published research. Finding a way through the excellent existing literature and keeping up to date has become a major time-consuming problem. Electronic publishing has given researchers instant access to more articles than ever before. But which articles are the essential ones that should be read to understand and keep abreast with developments of any topic? To address this problem Foundations and Trends® in Finance publishes high-quality survey and tutorial monographs of the field.

Each issue of Foundations and Trends® in Finance comprises a 50-100 page monograph written by research leaders in the field. Monographs that give tutorial coverage of subjects, research retrospectives as well as survey papers that offer state-of-the-art reviews fall within the scope of the journal.

Foundations and Trends® in Finance publishes survey and tutorial articles on the following topics:

  • Corporate Finance
    • Corporate Governance
    • Corporate Financing
    • Dividend Policy and Capital Structure
    • Corporate Control
    • Investment Policy
    • Agency Theory and Information
  • Financial Markets
    • Market Microstructure
    • Portfolio Theory
    • Financial Intermediation
    • Investment Banking
    • Market Efficiency
    • Security Issuance
    • Anomalies and Behavioral Finance
  • Asset Pricing
    • Asset-Pricing Theory
    • Asset-Pricing Models
    • Tax Effects
    • Liquidity
    • Equity Risk Premium
    • Pricing Models and Volatility
    • Fixed Income Securities
  • Derivatives
    • Computational Finance
    • Futures Markets and Hedging
    • Financial Engineering
    • Interest Rate Derivatives
    • Credit Derivatives
    • Financial Econometrics
    • Estimating Volatilities and Correlations