The Journal of Law, Finance, and Accounting offers an outlet for high-quality empirical and theoretical scholarly work at the intersection of law, finance, and accounting. This includes research examining how law and regulation affect the structure, governance, performance, and function of firms, markets, and institutions that comprise the financial system, as well as research that addresses the different ways capital is raised and the links between financial markets and the real economy. This interdisciplinary research area is referred to as “law and finance” although relevant work comes from scholars whose principal home may be in accounting, economics, or political science.
There is already significant research effort devoted to topics within this interdisciplinary space. Areas of inquiry include:
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, high-quality, policy-relevant research on financial markets and institutions is especially important. Even so, opportunities to publish this integrative work in major field journals are scarce. One of the major goals of the JLFA is the creation of a central forum where the implications of such interdisciplinary research for public policy may be explored and debated. The JLFA is sponsored by the NYU Stern School of Business, the NYU School of Law, and KPMG. It is published by Now Publishers and co-hosted by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: