We consider randomized QMC methods for approximating the expected recourse in two-stage stochastic optimization problems containing mixed-integer decisions in the second stage. It is known that the second-stage optimal value function is piecewise linear-quadratic with possible kinks and discontinuities at the boundaries of certain convex polyhedral sets. This structure is exploited to provide conditions implying that first and higher order terms of the integrands ANOVA decomposition (Math. Comp. 79 (2010), 953--966) have mixed weak first order partial derivatives. This leads to a good smooth approximation of the integrand and, hence, to good convergence rates of randomized QMC methods if the effective (superposition) dimension is low.

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