The Centre for Responsible Banking and Finance (RBF) is a research centre based at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. Launched in 2011, the Centre acts as a platform for academics and practitioners and gives them access to the latest research on responsible banking and investment topics and the opportunity to exchange and discuss common issues and areas of interest. The Centre aims to promote high calibre academic research about issues that are at the core of the today's globalised society.

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Recent Submissions

  • Does debt affect health? : Cross country evidence on the debt-health nexus 

    Clayton, Maya; Liñares-Zegarra, José; Wilson, John O S (2015-04) - Journal article
    We investigate the relationship between aggregate household debt and aggregate health outcomes across 17 European countries over the period 1995 to 2012. Using a dataset of country-level standardized and objective measures ...
  • High growth firms, jobs and peripheral regions : the case of Scotland 

    Mason, Colin; Brown, Ross; Hart, Mart; Anyadike-Danes, Michael (2015) - Journal article
    Enterprise policy is increasingly favouring support for high growth firms (HGFs). However, this may be less effective in promoting new jobs and economic development in peripheral regions. This issue is addressed by a study ...
  • Strong, bold, and kind : Self-control and cooperation in social dilemmas 

    Kocher, Martin; Martinsson, Peter; Myrseth, Kristian Ove; Wollbrant, Conny (2016-01-28) - Journal article
    We develop a model that relates self-control to cooperation patterns in social dilemmas, and we test the model in a laboratory public goods experiment. As predicted, we find a robust association between stronger self-control ...
  • Barriers to higher education entry – a Scottish rural perspective 

    Lasselle, Laurence (2016-05) - Journal article
    This paper explores some of the unique issues in accessing Higher Education (HE) faced by pupils living in some Scottish rural communities in Argyll & Bute, Highland, Eilean Siar (Western Isles), Orkney Islands and Shetland ...
  • Relative equity market valuation conditions and acquirers’ gains 

    Barbopoulos, Leonidas; Andriosopoulos, Dimitris (2016-11-02) - Journal article
    We examine whether the relative equity market valuation conditions (EMVCs) in the countries of merging firms help acquirers’ managers to time the announcements of both domestic and foreign targets. After controlling for ...

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