Rene Stulz portrait

In fitting recognition of a prolific finance researcher, the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance (JACF) recently dedicated its winter 2022 issue to René Stulz, professor of finance at Fisher.

The honor recognized Stulz’s longstanding thought leadership in corporate finance, particularly risk management. Don Chew, editor of the journal, noted the wide-ranging impact that Stulz and his research colleagues have had.

“Thanks in large part to René and his former University of Rochester colleague Cliff Smith, both the theory and the practice of corporate risk management have changed a lot in the past 25 years,” he wrote in a message from the editor.

The issue, which included 10 research papers authored by Stulz, also noted that since publishing his first JACF piece in 1995, Stulz has “been the sole or collaborating author of 13 articles in these pages, six of them lead articles.”

“That a highly regarded finance journals chose to dedicate 130 pages to highlighting René’s incredible work speaks to the impact he has had as a researcher,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business. “We are incredibly fortunate to count René’s renown and hard work as a thought leader as a true differentiator for our Department of Finance and the college as a whole.”

Stulz, who holds the Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics, has been listed among Thomson Reuters’ Highly Cited Researchers numerous times. In 2016, he was honored with Ohio State’s Distinguished Scholar Award. The honor, bestowed by the university and its Office of Research, recognizes exceptional research accomplishments by senior professors.

In addition to serving as the director of the Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics at Fisher, he was managing editor for the Journal of Finance, the field’s leading academic publication. Stulz is past president of the American Finance Association and the Western Finance Association, and he is fellow of the American Finance Association, the Financial Management Association and the European Corporate Governance Institute.

He is a member of the Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance Programs and the director of the Risk of Financial Institutions group of the National Bureau of Economic Research.