The Optimal Re-sampling Strategy for a Risk Assessment Model  
Author L. I. Tong


Co-Author(s) W. Y. Wei; P. Y. Wu


Abstract The global economic environment is changing rapidly. Consequently, the financial risks of banks or financial institutions are also increased. Banks or financial institutions often utilize various classification methods to construct risk assessment models to determine whether to grant loans to a corporation or an individual. It is often found that the data used to construct a risk assessment model are imbalanced. That is, the number of default is significantly smaller than the number of non-default. In this case, most classification methods fail to construct an accurate risk assessment model since the classification methods are subjected to the imbalanced data. The try-and-error method is often utilized to balance the sample sizes for default and non-default classes. However, the try-and–error method is costly and the sampling strategy determined by the try-and-error method may not effectively classify the imbalanced data. Therefore, this study aims to develop an optimal re-sampling strategy using design of experiments (DOE) and dual response surface methodology (DRS). The proposed method can be employed for any classification method to develop a risk assessment model. The effectiveness of the proposed procedure is verified using a real case from a Taiwanese financial institution.


Keywords Risk assessment, Re-sampling strategy, Imbalanced data, Design of Experiments, Dual Response Surface Methodology
    Article #:  18141
Proceedings of the 18th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
July 26-28, 2012 - Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.