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Preparing for Modeling Requirements in Basel II: Model Development :
The Basel II Capital Accord, ready for implementation around 2007, sets out detailed analytic requirements for risk assessment that will be based on data collected by banks throughout the life cycle of the loan. The purpose of Basel II is to introduce a better risk-sensitive capital framework with incentives for good risk management practices. This article, the first in a four part series, will give a managerial overview of statistical modeling - an area of analytics that is paramount to the Basel framework.

Portuguese Version (PART 1) - Credit Technologies
This series was also picked up by an international journal in Brazil called CREDIT TECHNOLOGIES - a publication translating the article in Portuguese side by side with the English version.

An Introduction to Survival Analysis in Business
As the field of credit scoring is focused on predicting 'if' an account will become delinquent over a certain span of time, Survival Analysis can tell us 'when.' Survival Analysis is called different things in different industries: event history analysis, reliability analysis, time to failure, and even duration analysis. The purpose of this article is to give an introduction to the subject with an emphasis on how it can be used in banking and finance.

Preparing for Modeling Requirements in Basel II: Stress Testing
The idea of stress testing should be of interest to banks not only because of Basel, but because developing such approaches can provide the institution with the tools necessary to better manage their capital. This article will introduce a modeling approach called 'Pooled Cross Section Time Series Analysis' that uses aggregated data to predict the impact of economic and portfolio changes on bank default losses.

Forecasting New Product Acceptance
This paper summarizes a step by step procedure for forecasting new product sales from start to finish. Topics include preliminary data analysis, data preparation, basic statistics, hypothesis testing, correlations, regression, dummy variables, transformations, interaction terms, model validation, and forecast simulation.

Modeling Complex Data with Neural Networks
This paper discusses Neural Networks as a prediction tool for probability of default (PD) and recovery (LGD) models. Points of interests include terminology, strengths, weaknesses, and what to look for in a good NN package.


Thanks for visiting the WORLD OF FORECASTING & my web page. The intent of this site is to promote an understanding of Econometrics and Multivariate Statistics in credit scoring, prospect marketing, and forecasting to the business community. Feel free to send me an email at my new email address: jeffreysmorrison01@comcast.net and let me know what you think.

Author's Comments - Updated 2016 with Logistic Regression in Excel - FREE! (Logistic Regression in Excel). The software with PowerPoint instructions walks you through the entire model building process using an example from the credit scoring industry. It does it all -from data prep and variable binning to model estimation and validation. Feel free to pull the macros apart and use them as your own - all source code free!


This toolkit has been my pet project for a number of years, but finding a knowledgeable windows (.asp) web hosting provider has been very frustrating. The good news is that "Lunarpages" is now hosting my website and my analytic tools now work like they should - fast and reliable. Please visit the link below to access the new site.

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Lifecast Pro LifeCast Pro Manual
Update to LifeCast Pro Requires original version (.zip)
Trajan Neural Net Neural Net Software
Great Primer on Neural Nets Neural Net Theory
Bass Diffusion Model Bass Model Spreadsheet
Bass Example New Product Case Study
Forecasting Slides New Product Forecasting
Forecasting Terms Dictionary (250k)
Handling Missing Data Handy SAS program
Logit Graphs SAS Program (nice!)
Validating Logit Models SAS Program (nice!)
Validating and Basel Requirements Great Discussion
Tobit Models Estimation in SAS
VB6 / C.A.R.T. S-Plus code generator for CART in VB6
VB6 / SAS Code Calling SAS from VB6
Logit & C.A.R.T. Hybrid Modeling (.ppt)
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If you're doing New Product Forecasting, then try my online analytic toolkit. It's based on diffusion theory and is popular in marketing applications.

If you are looking for other free tools in Excel, then try Dr. Charles Zaiontz's Excel addin which allows you to do logistic regression, clustering, and a variety of other statistical techniques including survival analysis. Dr. Zaiontz is from Purdue University and you can get the software for free in his download area. It is quick and easy to install and use.

Ordinary Least Squares
Neural Nets
Hypothesis Testing
Cluster Analysis
Factor Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling
Canonical Correlation Analysis
Conjoint Analysis
Almon Lag Estimation
Pooled Cross Sectional Time Series Models
Nonlinear Regression
Probit Regression
Logistic Regression
Tobit Regression
New Product Diffusion Models
State Space Models
State Space Regression
Transfer Function Models
Vector ARIMA

Excellent Statistics Library
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Basel II- The New Capital Accord
American Marketing Association
Forecast Pro software
Trajan Neural Net
Web Logistic Regression
Institute of Business Forecasting
SHAZAM Econometrics
SAS Documentation
New Product Development Association
S-Plus Software (free demo version)
ARCVIEW (Spatial Mapping)
Free Econometric Software
Economic Service Providers
Sample Bias Correction Methods
SAS Time / Date Functions

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