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Minimax and risk averse multistage stochastic programming


  • Shapiro, Alexander


In this paper we study relations between the minimax, risk averse and nested formulations of multistage stochastic programming problems. In particular, we discuss conditions for time consistency of such formulations of stochastic problems. We also describe a connection between law invariant coherent risk measures and the corresponding sets of probability measures in their dual representation. Finally, we discuss a minimax approach with moment constraints to the classical inventory model.

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  • Shapiro, Alexander, 2012. "Minimax and risk averse multistage stochastic programming," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 219(3), pages 719-726.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ejores:v:219:y:2012:i:3:p:719-726
    DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2011.11.005

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    1. Alexander Shapiro & Wajdi Tekaya & Murilo Pereira Soares & Joari Paulo da Costa, 2013. "Worst-Case-Expectation Approach to Optimization Under Uncertainty," Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 61(6), pages 1435-1449, December.
    2. Powell, Warren B., 2019. "A unified framework for stochastic optimization," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 275(3), pages 795-821.
    3. Homem-de-Mello, Tito & Pagnoncelli, Bernardo K., 2016. "Risk aversion in multistage stochastic programming: A modeling and algorithmic perspective," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 249(1), pages 188-199.
    4. Dan A. Iancu & Marek Petrik & Dharmashankar Subramanian, 2015. "Tight Approximations of Dynamic Risk Measures," Mathematics of Operations Research, INFORMS, vol. 40(3), pages 655-682, March.
    5. De Lara, Michel & Leclère, Vincent, 2016. "Building up time-consistency for risk measures and dynamic optimization," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 249(1), pages 177-187.
    6. Martello, Silvano & Pinto Paixão, José M., 2012. "A look at the past and present of optimization – An editorial," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 219(3), pages 638-640.
    7. Bakker, Hannah & Dunke, Fabian & Nickel, Stefan, 2020. "A structuring review on multi-stage optimization under uncertainty: Aligning concepts from theory and practice," Omega, Elsevier, vol. 96(C).
    8. Pichler, Alois & Shapiro, Alexander, 2015. "Minimal representation of insurance prices," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 184-193.


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