Séminaire NANCY – Christophe HURLIN (Université d’Orléans)
De 11:00 à 12:00
Détails de l'événement :
Titre : “The Fairness of Credit Scoring Models” with Christophe Pérignon and Sébastien Saurin
Abstract: In credit markets, screening algorithms aim to discriminate between good-type and bad-type borrowers. However, when doing so, they also often discriminate between individuals sharing a protected attribute (e.g. gender, age, racial origin) and the rest of the population. In this paper, we show how (1) to test whether there exists a statistically significant difference between protected and unprotected groups, which we call lack of fairness and (2) to identify the variables that cause the lack of fairness. We then use these variables to optimize the fairness-performance trade-off. Our framework provides guidance on how algorithmic fairness can be monitored by lenders, controlled by their regulators, and improved for the benefit of protected groups.