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Interconnectivity among assessments from rating agencies: using cluster and correlation analysis

    Jaroslav Krejčíř Affiliation
    ; Petr Dostál Affiliation
    ; Karel Doubravsky Affiliation

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to determine whether there is a dependency among leading rating agencies assessments. Rating agencies are important part of global economy. Great attention has been paid to activities of rating agencies since 2007, when there was a financial crisis. One of the main causes of this crisis was identified credit rating agencies. This paper is focused on an existence of mutual interconnectivity among assessments from three leading rating agencies. The method used for this determines is based on cluster analysis and subsequently correlation analysis and the test of independence. Credit rating assessments of Greece and Spain were chosen to the determination of this mutual interconnectivity due to the fact that these countries are most talked euro­area countries. The significant dependence of the assessment from different rating agencies has been demonstrated.

Keyword : credit rating assessments, credit rating agencies, cluster analysis, correlation coefficient, test independence

How to Cite
Krejčíř, J., Dostál, P., & Doubravsky, K. (2014). Interconnectivity among assessments from rating agencies: using cluster and correlation analysis. Business: Theory and Practice, 15(3), 261-268. Retrieved from https://journals.vgtu.lt/index.php/BTP/article/view/8370
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Sep 30, 2014
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