I would like to welcome you to the Credit Scoring and Credit Control XV conference. Europe’s premier conference for credit scoring and related topics, it welcomes delegates from more than 40 countries to bridge the academic-practitioner divide.
It is the agenda setting forum for credit scoring and control, with talks covering everything from current industry issues to the latest statistical research findings.
The Credit Scoring and Credit Control XV conference provides an ongoing forum to debate theory and practice as well as for meeting up with old – and new – colleagues.
I hope to see you in August 2017 in what is going to be another fascinating experience.
Director of Credit Research Centre,
Professor of Business Economics and Director of Research
University of Edinburgh Business School
The Credit Research Centre
CRC is an impartial research group devoted to the study of credit. It is independent of credit granting organisations and engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry, including lenders, credit suppliers, credit scoring organisations, borrowers and government agencies.
Founded in 1997, the Credit Research Centre has an international reputation for the quality of its research and is almost unique amongst UK university departments in conducting research into different aspects of the provision of consumer credit. From a position of neutrality, it provides specialist advice to different members of the industry and comments on industrial practices and the social implications of the distribution and provision of credit.
The Credit Research Centre concentrates on credit risk modelling especially consumer credit, but also focuses on corporate risk modelling and economics aspects of credit including the demand for credit.
The mission of the Credit Research Centre is to conduct research into theory and practices of all aspects of credit, and especially consumer credit, to the highest possible standards.
This mission is supported by a set of objectives:
- To pursue funding opportunities to enable such work to be carried out.
- To communicate research findings to a wide audience by means of organised conferences, working papers and conference attendance.
- To act as an agent to the diffusion of ideas, concepts, theories, innovations and expertise relevant to the provision, distribution and demand for credit.
- To provide impartial analysis of any research problem regardless of funding source.
Conference organising committee
The organising committee comprises:
- Professor J N Crook BA, MSc (Econ), Hon DBA, FRSE (University of Edinburgh)
- Mr D B Edelman BSc, AM, FSS, ACIBS (Caledonia Credit Consultancy)
- Professor David Hand MA, MSc, PhD, C.Stat, HonFIA, OBE, FIMA, FBA (Imperial College)
- Professor Christophe Mues PhD (University of Southampton)
The University of Edinburgh Business School
The University of Edinburgh Business School enjoys a long tradition of teaching and research. The School is triple accredited and offers undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in business and management and provides a platform for research, discussion and debate on a wide range of business issues.