An introduction to the Business School's Management Science and Business Economics research group, including its academic staff members, teaching and group research.

Research in the Management Science and Business Economics (MSBE) group focuses on the development of innovative methodologies and frameworks to analyse issues of importance to business and policy decision-making, with a particular focus on the management and understanding of risk. International, inter-disciplinary, and industrial collaborations are central to the group's approach.

Research Centres and Networks

The group is directly responsible for the Credit Research Centre. In addition, many of the group's members are involved in the OR Group of Scotland.

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Credit Research Centre (CRC)

CRC is an impartial research group devoted to the study of credit. It engages in both theoretical and highly applied research of interest to all stakeholders in the industry.

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Operational Research Group of Scotland

This is the official regional body of the OR Society; the world's first catering for the operational research profession. The MSBE group are heavily involved in shaping the activities of this group.

More About the OR Society

Conferences

Credit Scoring and Credit Control

The Credit Scoring and Credit Control conference, held biannually, covers all aspects of credit scoring and credit control including fraud scoring, debit scoring, reject inference, charges, data protection and neural networks. It is organised by the Credit Research Centre (CRC) and is Europe's premier conference for credit scoring and related topics.

Upcoming and Past Conferences


Research Projects

Details of past and present research projects involving Management Science and Business Economics are detailed on the Edinburgh Research Explorer.

View Projects on Edinburgh Research Explorer


Seminar Series

Management Science and Business Economics seminars focus on interdisciplinary contemporary research issues. Speakers include renowned scholars from top UK and international institutions as well as industry practitioners from multinational firms.


Upcoming Seminars

28

Feb

Loan Default Analysis in Europe: Tracking Regional Variations using Big Data

  • with Dr Luca Barbaglia; Joint Research Centre; European Commission
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:30–16:00
  • Navigate Conference Room

Join the MSBE group for a research seminar based on a paper by Dr Luca Barbaglia.

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar

4

Mar

Social Networks with Applications in Finance and Industry

  • with Dr María Óskarsdóttir, Assistant Professor, Reykjavík University
  • Calendar Wednesday
  • Clock 14:30–16:00
  • Navigate LT1A

Join us for a research seminar on how social networks can be used in predictive modelling, and how these can be applied in identifying fraudulent insurance claims.

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar

13

Mar

Willingness to Pay for Brand Reputation: Lessons from the Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Scandal

  • with Dr Xiaogang Che, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics, Department of Economics, City University of London
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:30–16:00
  • Navigate Conference Room

Join us for a research seminar on how the Volkswagen emissions scandal affected brand reputation and sale prices for used cars.

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar

27

Mar

The Network Effect in Credit Concentration Risk

  • with Dr David Cellai, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Calendar Friday
  • Clock 14:30–16:00
  • Navigate Conference Room

Join us for a research seminar on using a network metric to quantify the effect of overlapping portfolios.

Management Science and Business Economics Seminar