The Standard Pessimistic Bilevel Problem

Pessimistic bilevel optimization problems, as optimistic ones, possess a structure involving three interrelated optimization problems. Moreover, their finite infima are only attained under strong conditions. We address these difficulties within a framework of moderate assumptions and a perturbation approach which allow us to approximate such finite infima arbitrarily well by minimal values of a sequence … Read more

The carbon leakage effect on the cement sector under different climate policies

The European emissions trading scheme (EU-ETS) is a cap and trade system that requires the indus- tries participating in the program to obtain allowances to cover their carbon emissions. Energy Intensive Industries claim that this system puts their European plants at an economics disadvantage compared to fa- cilities located outside the EU. As a direct … Read more

Convergence Conditions for Newton-type Methods Applied to Complementarity Systems with Nonisolated Solutions

We consider a class of Newton-type methods for constrained systems of equations that involve complementarity conditions. In particular, at issue are the constrained Levenberg–Marquardt method and the recently introduced Linear Programming-Newton method, designed for the difficult case when solutions need not be isolated, and the equation mapping need not be differentiable at the solutions. We … Read more

Smoothness Properties of a Regularized Gap Function for Quasi-Variational Inequalities

This article studies continuity and differentiability properties for a reformulation of a finite-dimensional quasi-variational inequality (QVI) problem using a regularized gap function approach. For a special class of QVIs, this gap function is continuously differentiable everywhere, in general, however, it has nondifferentiability points. We therefore take a closer look at these nondifferentiability points and show, … Read more

A New Error Bound Result for Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems and its Algorithmic Application

We present a new algorithm for the solution of Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems. This hybrid method combines the robustness of a potential reduction algorithm and the local quadratic convergence rate of the LP-Newton method. We base our local convergence theory on an error bound and provide a new sufficient condition for it to hold that … Read more

On Differentiability Properties of Player Convex Generalized Nash Equilibrium Problems

This article studies differentiability properties for a reformulation of a player convex generalized Nash equilibrium problem as a constrained and possibly nonsmooth minimization problem. By using several results from parametric optimization we show that, apart from exceptional cases, all locally minimal points of the reformulation are differentiability points of the objective function. This justifies a … Read more