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The Deterministic Equivalents of Chance-Constrained Programming


  • Kim, C.S.
  • Schaible, Glenn D.
  • Segarra, Eduardo


Three concepts combine to show both the feasibility and desirability of incorporating probability within programming models. First, the reliability of estimates obtained by using Chebyshev's inequality increases as variation measured by the coefficient of variation, declines. Second, the coefficient of variation can be substantially reduced by the use of the mean and variance of a truncated normal distribution. Third, chance-constrained programming can be converted into deterministic equivalent quadratic programming by using the parameters of a truncated normal distribution.

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  • Kim, C.S. & Schaible, Glenn D. & Segarra, Eduardo, 1990. "The Deterministic Equivalents of Chance-Constrained Programming," Journal of Agricultural Economics Research, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, vol. 42(2), pages 1-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersja:139022
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.139022

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    1. A. Charnes & W. W. Cooper, 1959. "Chance-Constrained Programming," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 6(1), pages 73-79, October.
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