Fast Threshold Tests for Detecting Discrimination

27 Feb 2017 Emma Pierson Sam Corbett-Davies Sharad Goel

Threshold tests have recently been proposed as a useful method for detecting bias in lending, hiring, and policing decisions. For example, in the case of credit extensions, these tests aim to estimate the bar for granting loans to white and minority applicants, with a higher inferred threshold for minorities indicative of discrimination... (read more)

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