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On the Glivenko-Cantelli Problem in Stochastic Programming: Linear Recourse and Extensions


  • G.C. Pflug
  • A. Ruszczynski
  • R. Schultz


Integrals of optimal values of random optimization problems depending on a finite dimensional parameter are approximated by using empirical distributions instead of the original measure. Under fairly broad conditions, it is proved that uniform convergence of empirical approximations of the right hand sides of the constraints implies uniform convergence of the optimal values in the linear and convex case.

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  • G.C. Pflug & A. Ruszczynski & R. Schultz, 1996. "On the Glivenko-Cantelli Problem in Stochastic Programming: Linear Recourse and Extensions," Working Papers wp96020, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
  • Handle: RePEc:wop:iasawp:wp96020

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    1. Lucchetti, R. & Salinetti, G. & Wets, R. J. B., 1994. "Uniform Convergence of Probability Measures: Topological Criteria," Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 51(2), pages 252-264, November.
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    1. Georg Pflug & Andrzej Ruszczyński & Rüdiger Schultz, 1998. "On the Glivenko-Cantelli problem in stochastic programming: Mixed-integer linear recourse," Mathematical Methods of Operations Research, Springer;Gesellschaft für Operations Research (GOR);Nederlands Genootschap voor Besliskunde (NGB), vol. 47(1), pages 39-49, February.

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