Worst-Case Risk with Unspecified Risk Preferences
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Worst-case risk with unspecified risk preferences
In this paper, we study the worst-case distortion risk measure when information about distortion functions is partially available. We obtain the explicit forms of the worst-case distortion functions from several different sets of plausible distortion functions. When there is no concavity constraint on distortion functions, the worst-case distortion function is independent of the risk to be measured and the corresponding worst-case distortion risk measure is a combination of several VaR’s at different confidence levels. When the concavity constraint is imposed on distortion functions and the set of concave distortion functions is defined by the riskiness of one single risk, the explicit form of the worst-case distortion function is obtained, which is related to the risk to be measured. When the set of concave distortion functions is defined by the riskiness of multiple risks, we reduce the infinite-dimensional optimization problem to a finite-dimensional optimization problem which can be solved numerically.
Keywords: Value-at-Risk, distortion risk measure, preference robust, concavity
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