In honor of Bill Sharpe’s contributions to finance, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis is pleased to present the annual William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research.

Bill Sharpe on the job at the University of Washington’s
School of Business in the early

The William F. Sharpe Award for Scholarship in Financial Research recognizes researchers who, through their articles published in the JFQA, have most contributed to our understanding of important areas of financial economics. Nominees for the Sharpe Award are chosen by a vote of JFQA readers and Associate Editors. The final selection is made by JFQA Managing Editors.

The Sharpe Award is intended to foster excellence in financial research. It consists of a $5,000.00 prize for the best article published each year in the JFQA.

The individuals and organizations listed below have contributed to support the award:

Founding Donors (gifts of $5000 or greater)

Litzenberger Family Foundation
Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation
William Alberts
Norman Metcalfe
University of Washington School of Business Administration

Sustaining Donors (gifts of $1000 or greater)

Tim Opler
Jonathan Karpoff
Paul Malatesta
J. Fred Weston

Contributors (gifts of $100 or greater)

Robert McDonald
John McConnell
Stephen Brown
Wayne Ferson
Eduardo Schwartz
Mark Grinblatt
Alan Kraus
Neil Pearson
Catherine Schatzel
Ivo Welch
Sanjai Bhagat
Mara Faccio