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Credit risk and Basel II: are nonprofit firms financially different?

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  • Barbara Luppi
  • Massimiliano Marzo
  • Antonello 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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  • Barbara Luppi & Massimiliano Marzo & Antonello Scorcu, 2008. "Credit risk and Basel II: are nonprofit firms financially different?," Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 4(3), pages 199-203.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apfelt:v:4:y:2008:i:3:p:199-203
    DOI: 10.1080/17446540701604283
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    JEL classification:

    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G28 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Government Policy and Regulation

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