Discussion Papers in Statistics and Econometrics 6/11
Linear optimization problems are investigated whose parameters are uncertain. We apply coherent distortion risk measures to capture the violation of restrictions. Such a model turns out to be appropriate for many applications and, principally, for the mean-risk portfolio selection problem. Each risk constraint induces an uncertainty set of coefficients, which comes out to be a weighted-mean trimmed region. We consider a problem with a single constraint. Given an external sample of the coefficients, the uncertainty set is a convex polytope that can be exactly calculated. If the sample is i.i.d. from a general probability distribution, the solution of the stochastic linear program (SLP) is a consistent estimator of the SLP solution with respect to the underlying probability. An efficient geometrical algorithm is proposed to solve the SLP.
Robust optimization data depth weighted-mean trimmed regions central regions coherent risk measure spectral risk measure