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

  • Social dilemmas : When self-control benefits cooperation 

    Martinsson, Peter; Myrseth, Kristian Ove; Wollbrant, Conny (2014-12) - Journal article
    Individuals in a social dilemma may experience a self-control conflict between urges to act selfishly and better judgment to cooperate. Pairing a public goods game with a subtle framing technique, we test whether perception ...
  • The geography of job creation in high-growth firms : the implications of ‘growing abroad’ 

    Brown, Ross Crawford; Mawson, Suzanne (2015-11-16) - Journal article
    In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest by policy makers in high growth firms (HGFs). Interest in these dynamic firms has primarily been driven by their prodigious ability to create new employment. Despite ...
  • Social performance and firm risk : impact of the financial crisis 

    Bouslah, Kais Ben Hmida; Kryzanowski, Lawrence; M'Zali, Bouchra (2016-02-11) - Journal article
    This paper examines the impact of the recent financial crisis (2008–2009) on the relation between a firm’s risk and social performance (SP) using a sample of non-financial U.S. firms covering the period 1991–2012. We find ...
  • Double bootstrap confidence intervals in the two-stage DEA approach 

    Chronopoulos, D.K.; Girardone, C.; Nankervis, J.C. (2015-09) - Journal article
    Contextual factors usually assume an important role in determining firms' productive efficiencies. Nevertheless, identifying them in a regression framework might be complicated. The problem arises from the efficiencies ...
  • Legal traditions and initial endowments in shaping the path of financial development 

    Oto-Peralías, Daniel; Romero-Ávila, Diego (2014-02) - Journal article
    This paper finds remarkable heterogeneity in the relationship between legal traditions and finance in former colonies. The effect of the British common law on financial development is conditioned by the level of initial ...

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