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International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management


August 21-23, 2014, Rochester, MI, USA

Call for Papers and Abstracts and Panel Discussion Ideas

As with the 1st and 2nd Conferences, the meeting will include experts from both academia and industry (totaling over 100 at the first two conferences). They will be talking or presenting research on the subject of credit analysis and risk management.

The conference will include paper presentations, panel discussions, and special speakers, who will discuss/speak on a variety of different topics in credit and risk management.

Analytical insights on individual sectors of credit risk, including with respect to commercial, retail, mortgage, municipal, and sovereign debt, are especially encouraged, as is research on credit analysis in general.


Special Keynote Speakers

Kevin Cooper (Ford Motor Credit)

Tyler Shumway (University of Michigan)

 Paper and Abstract Submissions:

Deadline for paper or abstract submission is May 15, 2014 (submit electronically to ). Authors will be notified by June 15, 2014. Deadline for registering is July 15, 2014 [sponsored by the Institute for Enterprise Risk Analysis in the Department of Accounting and Finance at Oakland University]

 Program Co-Chairs:

Daniel Rösch (Professor of Finance, University of Regensburg);

Joe Callaghan (Professor of Accounting, Oakland University);

Simone Westerfield (Professor of Finance, FHNW);

J. Austin Murphy (Professor of Finance, Oakland University); for submissions:






 In 2013 we were proud to host the  

2nd International Conference on


   Basel Workshop on Credit Risk

  September 5-6, 2013, Basel, Switzerland

        Main Sponsor:                 

On September 5 / 6, the 2nd International Conference on Credit Analysis and Risk Management - Basel Workshop on Credit Risk - was held in Basel, Switzerland.

Jointly organized by the Institute for Finance (IFF), School of Business, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and the Universities of Basel, Hohenheim (Germany), Oakland (USA), Regensburg (Germany) and St. Gallen (Switzerland), the conference was deemed a great success and the ideal platform to expand the knowledge of credit analysis through discussion of both existing and new methods on the subject. In addition, the conference has revealed itself an important milestone towards establishing Basel as a widely recognized hub for latest research on credit risk-related topics.

In the course of the program, more than 70 international academics and practitioners gathered in Basel for two days to discuss latest academic research on topics such as ratings, regulation, relationship banking, and credit portfolio models. Various keynote speakers from the Financial Stability Board, the German Bundesbank, and other major financial institutions provided hands-on insights from a practitioner’s perspective.

Given the fast-paced environment of today’s global financial network, sophisticated but practicable models and effective regulation, alongside with well-wrought incentive schemes are more important than ever in order to address the currently imminent challenges. There is broad consent among all the participants that the recent and ongoing global financial crisis has exposed a weakness in credit analysis in the financial system. By encouraging the exchange of knowledge from multiple perspectives, the conference contributed to addressing these weaknesses and raising awareness for future challenges in the field of credit analysis and affiliated areas.

The conference was sponsored by Moody's Analytics.