American Finance Association


About American Finance Association

The American Finance Association is a membership community for financial leaders to exchange ideas and trends in the finance industry and improve the public's understanding of financial problems. 

The American Finance Association is a fee-based organization that is fully remote, with members dispersed around the world.

The American Finance Association offers members a host of benefits. These privileges include access to several issues of The Journal of Finance, discounted publishing opportunities, and a worldwide community of individuals interested in financial economics. 

This organization offers networking and collaboration opportunities via its AFA Finance Directory, which includes over 10,000 AFA members and non-members across the field of financial economics and private community groups accessible through its member-exclusive mobile app. 

In order to be considered for the American Finance Association, candidates must have a professional interest in finance and should either apply for consideration or be referred by existing members.

An annual fee in the range of $100 to $1,000 will be due at the time of joining the organization. 

The organization’s members are academic leaders from the following institutions: Princeton University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Columbia University. 


American Finance Association Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

10,000 - 20,000

HQ Location


Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$100 - $1,000