UCL School of Management

Research seminar

Naveed Chehrazi, The University of Texas


Wednesday, 11 December 2019
15:00 – 16:30
Research Group
Operations and Technology
UCL School of Management is delighted to welcome, Naveed Chehrazi, The University of Texas, to host a research seminar discussing ‘Dynamic Credit-Collections Optimization’
Based on a dynamic model of the stochastic repayment behavior exhibited by delinquent credit-card accounts in the form of a self-exciting point process, a bank can control the arrival intensity of repayments using costly account-treatment actions. A semi-analytic solution to the corresponding stochastic optimal control problem is obtained using a recursive approach. For a linear cost of treatment effort, the optimal policy in the two-dimensional (intensity, balance) space is described by the frontier of a convex action region. The unique optimal policy significantly reduces a bank’s loss given default and concentrates the collection effort onto the best possible actions at the best possible times so as to minimize the sum of the expected discounted outstanding balance and the discounted cost of the collection effort, thus maximizing the net value of any given delinquent credit-card account.
Open to
PhD Programme
Last updated Monday, 9 December 2019