Document Type

Technical Report


This paper concerns second-order analysis for a remarkable class of variational systems in finite-dimensional and infinite-dimensional spaces, which is particularly important for the study of optimization and equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints. Systems of this type are described via variational inequalities over polyhedral convex sets and allow us to provide a comprehensive local analysis by using appropriate generalized differentiation of the normal cone mappings for such sets. In this paper we efficiently compute the required coderivatives of the normal cone mappings exclusively via the initial data of polyhedral sets in reflexive Banach spaces. This provides the main tools of second-order variational analysis allowing us, in particular, to derive necessary and sufficient conditions for robust Lipschitzian stability of solution maps to parameterized variational inequalities with evaluating the exact bound of the corresponding Lipschitzian moduli. The efficient coderivative calculations and characterizations of robust stability obtained in this paper are the first results in the literature for the problems under consideration in infinite-dimensional spaces. Most of them are also new in finite dimensions.

Number in Series



Applied Mathematics | Mathematics

AMS Subject Classification

49J52, 49K40, 58C20


This research was partially supported by the DFG Research Center MATHEON in Berlin; by the National Science Foundation under grant DMS-0603846; and by the Faculty Research Council at the University of Texas-Pan American.