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Credit risk and Basel II: Are non-profit firms financially different?

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  • B. Luppi
  • M. Marzo
  • E. Scorcu

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We estimate a model of credit risk for portfolios of small and medium-sized enterprises, conditional on being a nonprofit (NP) or for-profit (FP) firms. The estimation is based on a unique data set on Italian firms provided by a large commercial bank. We show that the main variables to identify creditworthiness are different for NP and FP firms. Traditional balance sheet information seems to be less crucial for NP firms.

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Paper provided by Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna in its series Working Papers with number 601.

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  1. Mario Quagliariello, 2006. "BanksÂ’ Riskiness Over the Business Cicle: a Panel Analysis on Italian Intermediaries," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 599, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.
  2. Bocchi Lorenzo & Lusignani Giuseppe, 2004. "Le nuove regole di "Basilea2": prime valutazioni di impatto sul rapporto banca-impresa in Italia," Banca Impresa Società, Società editrice il Mulino, issue 2, pages 209-238.
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