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Towards More Robust Uplift Modeling for Churn Prevention in the Presence of Negatively Correlated Estimation Errors

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Title:Towards More Robust Uplift Modeling for Churn Prevention in the Presence of Negatively Correlated Estimation Errors
Authors:Oechsle, Frank
Schönleber, David
Keywords:Service Analytics
churn
decision trees
estimation errors
monte carlo
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Date Issued:07 Jan 2020
Abstract:The subscription economy is rapidly growing, boosting the importance of churn prevention. However, current true lift models often lead to poor outcomes in churn prevention campaigns. A vital problem seems to lie in instable estimations due to dynamic surrounding parameters such as price increases, product migrations, tariff launches of a competitor, or other events with uncertain consequences. The crucial challenge therefore is to make churn prevention measures more reliable in the presence of game-changing events. In this paper, we assume such events to be spatially finite in feature space, an assumption which leads to particularly bad churn prevention results if the selected customers lump in an affected region of the feature space. We then introduce novel methods which trade off uplift for reduced similarity in feature space when selecting customers for churn prevention campaigns and show that these methods can improve the robustness of uplift modeling.
Pages/Duration:8 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/63931
ISBN:978-0-9981331-3-3
DOI:10.24251/HICSS.2020.192
Rights:Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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