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Worst case risk measurement: Back to the future?

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  • Goovaerts, Marc J.
  • Kaas, Rob
  • Laeven, Roger J.A.

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This paper studies the problem of finding best-possible upper bounds on a rich class of risk measures, expressible as integrals with respect to measures, under incomplete probabilistic information. Both univariate and multivariate risk measurement problems are considered. The extremal probability distributions, generating the worst case scenarios, are also identified.

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  • Goovaerts, Marc J. & Kaas, Rob & Laeven, Roger J.A., 2011. "Worst case risk measurement: Back to the future?," Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(3), pages 380-392.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:insuma:v:49:y:2011:i:3:p:380-392
    DOI: 10.1016/j.insmatheco.2011.06.001
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    Keywords

    Risk measurement; Generalized scenarios; Worst case scenario; Cones; Linear programming; Value-at-Risk; Tail-Value-at-Risk; Exponential premium;

    JEL classification:

    • D81 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
    • G10 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

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