Reject inference, augmentation, and sample selection

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Reject inference, augmentation, and sample selection
Many researchers see the need for reject inference in credit scoring models to come from a sample selection problem whereby a missing variable results in omitted variable bias. Alternatively, practitioners often see the problem as one of missing data where the relationship in the new model is biased because the behaviour of the omitted cases differs from that of those who make up the sample for a new model. To attempt to correct for this, differential weights are applied to the new cases. The aim of this paper is to see if the use of both a Heckman style sample selection model and the use of sampling weights, together, will improve predictive performance compared with either technique used alone. This paper will use a sample of applicants in which virtually every applicant was accepted. This allows us to compare the actual performance of each model with the performance of models which are based only on accepted cases. Ó 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
John Banasik, Jonathan Crook
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Type Journal
Year 2007
Where EOR
Authors John Banasik, Jonathan Crook
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