Fourth International Conference On Advances in Economics, Management and Social Study - EMS 2015
Author(s) : ANNA MATUSZYK, HSIN-VONN SEOW, MARTIN MULLER, STEFAN LESSMANN
The paper aims at examining the degree to which artificial neural networks are a suitable approach to aid risk management in the car financing industry. More specifically, we empirically compare a classic feedforward neural network to a recently proposed extreme learning machine. To that end, we employ a real-world credit data set from a leading car financing company in Poland is used to assess each classifier’s accuracy. To systematically study the suitability of the two methods, our study comprises multiple experimental factors including the type of the neural network, whether or not it is embedded into an ensemble learning framework, and strategies to mitigate class imbalance.