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A significant share of stochastic optimization problems in practice can be cast as two-stage stochastic programs. If uncertainty is available through a finite set of scenarios, which frequently occurs, and we are interested in accounting for risk aversion, the expectation in the recourse cost can be replaced with a worst-case function (i.e., robust optimization) or another risk-functional, such as conditional value-at-risk. In this paper we are interested in the latter situation especially when the number of scenarios is large. For computational efficiency we suggest a (clustering and) constraint generation algorithm. We establish convergence of these two algorithms and demonstrate their effectiveness through various numerical experiments.
cvar; decision analysis under uncertainty; risk aversion; stochastic programming