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

  • Analyzing systemic risk in the Chinese banking system 

    Huang, Qiubin; de Haan, Jakob; Scholtens, Bert (2017-03-02) - Journal article
    We examine systemic risk in the Chinese banking system by estimating the conditional value at risk (CoVaR), the marginal expected shortfall (MES), the systemic impact index (SII) and the vulnerability index (VI) for 16 ...
  • Investor response to appointment of female CEOs and CFOs 

    Scholtens, Bert; Brinkhuis, Eline (2018-06) - Journal article
    We study the impact of appointing women to top executive positions from an investor perspective. We analyze whether shareholders value announcement of appointment of women to top positions differently than they do appointment ...
  • Sticking it on plastic : credit card finance and small and medium sized enterprises in the UK 

    Brown, Ross; Liñares-Zegarra, José; Wilson, John O. S. (2018-07-31) - Journal article
    This paper investigates the role of credit card financing in UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and how this varies by location and business orientation. Using a large scale dataset of UK SMEs, the results of a ...
  • Cyclical behavior of international fund flows 

    Li, Suxiao; de Haan, Jakob; Scholtens, Bert (2018-01) - Journal article
    We investigate the cyclicality of international fund flows employing correlation and regression analysis using monthly data for almost 70 countries between 1996 and 2013. International fund flows are cross-border investments ...
  • Historical Frontiers and the Rise of Inequality. The Case of the Frontier of Granada 

    Oto-Peralías, Daniel; Romero-Ávila, Diego (2017-02-01) - Journal article
    This paper explores the political economy that leads frontier regions to be unequal. By focusing on the presence of a stable frontier between Castile and the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada in the late Middle Ages, our analysis ...

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