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

  • 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 ...
  • Fossil fuel divestment and portfolio performance 

    Trinks, Arjan; Scholtens, Bert; Mulder, Machiel; Dam, Lammertjan (2018-04) - Journal article
    Fossil fuel divestment campaigns urge investors to sell their stakes in companies that supply coal, oil, or gas. However, avoiding investments in such companies might impose a financial cost on the investor because of ...
  • 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 ...
  • An out-of-sample framework for TOPSIS-based classifiers with application in bankruptcy prediction 

    Ouenniche, Jamal; Pérez-Gladish, Blanca; Bouslah, Kais (2018-06) - Journal article
    Since the publication of the seminal paper by Hwang and Yoon (1981) proposing Technique for Order Performance by the Similarity to Ideal Solution (TOPSIS), a substantial number of papers used this technique in a variety ...

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