Annais Périlleux and Simon Cornée with the Scientific Commmittee of the EACB
In February 2013 the EACB issued, in collaboration with the European think tank on co-operative banks, a Call for Papers for the EACB award for young researchers on co-operative banks. The purpose of this award was to stimulate research on co-operative banks and point out the vital role they play in the economy.
The EACB received a large number of applications from a number of different countries and on a broad array of subjects related to co-operative banks, such as the relationship between co-operative finance and the ‘traditional’ banking sector, the relevance of soft information in assessing credit risk and the analysis of the unique co -operative banking governance model.
The scientific committee of the EACB award for young researchers on co-operative banks, after careful selection and according to the criteria established in the Call for Papers, has selected the following winners:
First Prize ex aequo: Mr Simon Cornée with “The Relevance of Soft Information for Predicting Small Businesses Credit Defaults: Evidence from a Social Bank”
First Prize ex aequo: Ms Anaïs Périlleux with “Is Co-operative Finance a Solution to Banking Market Failure? The complex Relationship between Financial Co-operatives and the Traditional Banking Sector”
The laureates were awarded the prizes during the Third Academics and Stakeholders' Day held in Brussels on 1st April 2014. For further information about this competition for Young Researchers on Co-operative Banks, please check the related Call for Papers.
For further information about the EACB Young Researchers Award and other Young Researchers' papers publicated in the framework of this Award, please click HERE.