Back to activities
GERAD seminar

A coherent representation of worst-case distributions - demystifying distributionally robust risk measures


Jun 27, 2017   02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

Jonathan Y. Li Telfer School of Management, Canada

In this talk, we will present two main results in our study of distributionally robust risk measures (a.k.a. worst-case risk measures), where the largest risk level needs to be estimated in the case that only on the mean and variance information is available. We show that the problem can be boiled down to a closed-form expression for any (law invariant) coherent risk measure, and most importantly, the worst-case distributions giving the largest risk estimate can be fully characterized by distributions bounded from below. In particular, the worst-case distributions are coherent in their representation of one’s subjective risk aversion and hence, they provide convincing intuition for the usefulness of distributionally robust risk measures.

Free entrance.
Welcome to everyone!

Erick Delage organizer


Room 4488
André-Aisenstadt Building
Université de Montréal Campus
2920, chemin de la Tour
Montréal QC H3T 1J4

Associated organization

Research Axis

Research application