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Two-stage stochastic optimization problems with stochastic ordering constraints on the recourse


  • Dentcheva, Darinka
  • Martinez, Gabriela


We consider two-stage risk-averse stochastic optimization problems with a stochastic ordering constraint on the recourse function. Two new characterizations of the increasing convex order relation are provided. They are based on conditional expectations and on integrated quantile functions: a counterpart of the Lorenz function. We propose two decomposition methods to solve the problems and prove their convergence. Our methods exploit the decomposition structure of the risk-neutral two-stage problems and construct successive approximations of the stochastic ordering constraints. Numerical results confirm the efficiency of the methods.

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  • Dentcheva, Darinka & Martinez, Gabriela, 2012. "Two-stage stochastic optimization problems with stochastic ordering constraints on the recourse," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 219(1), pages 1-8.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:219:y:2012:i:1:p:1-8
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.11.044

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