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Optimization of Risk Measures

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  • Andrzej Ruszczynski

    (Rutgers University)

  • Alexander Shapiro

    (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Abstract

We consider optimization problems involving coherent risk measures. We derive necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality for these problems, and we discuss the nature of the nonanticipativity constraints. Next, we introdice dynamic risk measures, and we formulate multistage optimization problems involving these measures. Conditions similar to dynamic programming equations are developed. The theoretical considerations are illustrated with many examples of mean-risk models applied in practice.

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  • Andrzej Ruszczynski & Alexander Shapiro, 2004. "Optimization of Risk Measures," Risk and Insurance 0407002, EconWPA.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpri:0407002
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    1. Andrzej Ruszczynski & Alexander Shapiro, 2004. "Conditional Risk Mappings," Risk and Insurance 0404002, EconWPA, revised 08 Oct 2005.
    2. Andrzej Ruszczynski & Alexander Shapiro, 2004. "Optimization of Convex Risk Functions," Risk and Insurance 0404001, EconWPA, revised 08 Oct 2005.
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    1. Borgonovo, E. & Peccati, L., 2011. "Finite change comparative statics for risk-coherent inventories," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 131(1), pages 52-62, May.
    2. Eskandarzadeh, Saman & Eshghi, Kourosh, 2013. "Decision tree analysis for a risk averse decision maker: CVaR Criterion," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 231(1), pages 131-140.
    3. Borgonovo, E. & Peccati, L., 2009. "Financial management in inventory problems: Risk averse vs risk neutral policies," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 118(1), pages 233-242, March.
    4. Balbás, Alejandro & Balbás, Raquel & Mayoral, Silvia, 2009. "Portfolio choice and optimal hedging with general risk functions: A simplex-like algorithm," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 192(2), pages 603-620, January.
    5. Giri, B.C., 2011. "Managing inventory with two suppliers under yield uncertainty and risk aversion," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 133(1), pages 80-85, September.
    6. Ban Kawas & Aurelie Thiele, 2017. "Log-robust portfolio management with parameter ambiguity," Computational Management Science, Springer, vol. 14(2), pages 229-256, April.
    7. Birbil, S.I. & Frenk, J.B.G. & Kaynar, B. & N. Nilay, N., 2008. "Risk measures and their applications in asset management," Econometric Institute Research Papers EI 2008-14, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Econometric Institute.
    8. Alexandre Street, 2010. "On the Conditional Value-at-Risk probability-dependent utility function," Theory and Decision, Springer, vol. 68(1), pages 49-68, February.

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