Cutpoint Selection via Penalization in Credit Scoring Jin, Seul-Ki; Kim, Kwang-Rae; Park, Chang-Yi;
In constructing a credit scorecard, each characteristic variable is divided into a few attributes; subsequently, weights are assigned to those attributes in a process called coarse classification. While partitioning a characteristic variable into attributes, one should determine appropriate cutpoints for the partition. In this paper, we propose a cutpoint selection method via penalization. In addition, we compare the performances of the proposed method with classification spline machine (Koo et al., 2009) on both simulated and real credit data.