CREDIF - Centro Studi e Ricerche sul CREDIto e la Finanza

CREDIF was founded in 2005 at the initiative of the following founding professors: Rocco Corigliano, Emanuele Bajo, Marco Bigelli, Paola Brighi, Stefano Cenni, Gabriella Chiesa, Giuseppe Lusignani, Massimiliano Marzo, Sandro Sandri, Massimo Spisni, Antonello Eugenio Scorcu, Roberto Tasca, Giuseppe Torluccio, Simona Zambelli.

CREDIF was founded to foster and promote research aiming to develop and apply financial and economic methods and knowledge to the typical problems of savings and credit management, those generally affecting the financial brokering sector. CREDIF should facilitate coordination in research projects and foster the participation of national and international researchers. This aims to promote an initiative which can pool the competences in the identified areas of interest, both locally at the School of Economics, Management and Statistics, and nationally with other researchers in this field, sharing resources and knowledge. CREDIF is also open to researchers in fields related to those identified, where the scientific manager identifies potential useful synergies. In organisational terms, the centre is at the Department of Management, in charge of its administration, while the financial resources will be sourced from external bodies and businesses, also with recourse to donations and agreements.

The establishment of CREDIF responds to the objective of increasingly focusing research activities on topics related to banking and finance, and pools the resources of professors from a range of subject areas wishing to perform joint research in the identified areas.

CREDIF is run from the Department of Management. Through the proposing professors from the Departments of Management and Economic Sciences, CREDIF cooperates nationally through the Italian Academy of Management (AIDEA) and the Association of Economics of Financial Markets and Institutions teachers (ADEIMF).