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An MCDA-based Approach for Creditworthiness Assessment

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  • Marco Corazza

    () (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)

  • Stefania Funari

    () (Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Venice)

  • Federico Siviero

    () (Cohen & Company, Subsidiary of London)

Abstract

In this paper we propose a deterministic methodology for creditworthiness evaluation based on the Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) method known as MUlticriteria RAnking MEthod (MURAME). This approach allows to rank the firms according to their credit risk characteristics and to sort them into a prefixed number of homogeneous creditworthiness groups. Moreover, the methodology allows to estimate ex-post proxies of the probabilities of default and of the probabilities of transition. Then, we apply the proposed approach to check its capability to evaluate the creditworthiness in real cases; in particular, we consider the case of an important north eastern Italian bank.

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  • Marco Corazza & Stefania Funari & Federico Siviero, 2008. "An MCDA-based Approach for Creditworthiness Assessment," Working Papers 177, Department of Applied Mathematics, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.
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    1. Marco Corazza & Stefania Funari & Riccardo Gusso, 2012. "An evolutionary approach to preference disaggregation in a MURAME-based credit scoring problem," Working Papers 5, Department of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia.

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    Keywords

    Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (or MCDA); MUlti-criteria RAnking MEthod (or MURAME); credit risk assessment;

    JEL classification:

    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General
    • G32 - Financial Economics - - Corporate Finance and Governance - - - Financing Policy; Financial Risk and Risk Management; Capital and Ownership Structure; Value of Firms; Goodwill

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