Exact Convergence Rates of Alternating Projections for Nontransversal Intersections

We study the exact convergence rate of the alternating projection method for the nontransversal intersection of a semialgebraic set and a linear subspace. If the linear subspace is a line, the exact rates are expressed by multiplicities of the defining polynomials of the semialgebraic set, or related power series. Our methods are also applied to … Read more

Nonconvex Equilibrium Models for Gas Market Analysis: Failure of Standard Techniques and Alternative Modeling Approaches

This paper provides a first approach to assess gas market interaction on a network with nonconvex flow models. In the simplest possible setup that adequately reflects gas transport and market interaction, we elaborate on the relation of the solution of a simultaneous competitive gas market game, its corresponding mixed nonlinear complementarity problem (MNCP), and a … Read more

Uniqueness and Multiplicity of Market Equilibria on DC Power Flow Networks

We consider uniqueness and multiplicity of market equilibria in a short-run setup where traded quantities of electricity are transported through a capacitated network in which power flows have to satisfy the classical lossless DC approximation. The firms face fluctuating demand and decide on their production, which is constrained by given capacities. Today, uniqueness of such … Read more