## Sample Average Approximation Method for Compound Stochastic Optimization Problems

The paper studies stochastic optimization (programming) problems with compound functions containing expectations and extreme values of other random functions as arguments. Compound functions arise in various applications. A typical example is a variance function of nonlinear outcomes. Other examples include stochastic minimax problems, econometric models with latent variables, and multilevel and multicriteria stochastic optimization problems. … Read more