Journal article

Wald's maximin model: a treasure in disguise!

M Sniedovich

Journal of Risk Finance | Published : 2008


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the expressive power of Wald's maximin model and the mathematical modeling effort requisite in its application in decision under severe uncertainty. Design/methodology/approach – Decision making under severe uncertainty is art as well as science. This fact is manifested in the insight and ingenuity that the modeller/analyst is required to inject into the mathematical modeling of decision problems subject to severe uncertainty. The paper elucidates this point in a brief discussion on the mathematical modeling of Wald's maximin paradigm. Findings – The apparent simplicity of the maximin paradigm implies that modeling it successfully requires..

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