Arnold Barnett

George Eastman Professor of Management Science
Professor of Statistics

Biography | Selected Publications

Aviation Safety and Security (2011)

Southwest Jet Rupture and Flight Risk (2011)

Cross-National Differences in Aviation Safety Records (2010)

"Aviation Safety and Security,” Chapter 11 in The Global Airline Industry (2009)

"Is It Really Safe To Fly?” Chapter 2 in Tutorials in Operations Research 2008, (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences)

A Cure for the Electoral College? (2007)

Match the Bags Again (2007)

Measure for Measure: An Analysis of Aviation-Safety Metrics (2007)

Airlines as Baseball Players: Another Approach to Evaluating Air Carrier Safety Records (2006)

How Effective is Security Screening for Airline Passengers? (2006)

O.R. Heroes on Flight 93 (2006)

World Airline Safety: The Century So Far (2006)

Assessing the Effectiveness of Aviation Safety Measures in the Absence of Actual Data (2004)

CAPPS II: The Foundation of Aviation Security? (2004)

Terror is In the Air (2004)

A New Approach to Estimating the Probability of Winning the Presidency (2003)

Aviation Security’s False Hope? (2003)

Dose Conversion from Epoetin alfa to Darbepoetin alfa for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Receiving Hemodialysis (2003)

Trust No One at the Airport (2003)

Bag Match: At Last (2002)

Air Safety?: End of the Golden Age? (2001)

Anemia-Related Costs for Cancer Patients (2001)

Safe at Home? An Experiment in Domestic Airline Security. (2001)

The Worst Day Ever: September 11 and Commercial Aviation (2001)

Airline Safety: The Recent Record (2000)

Capital Punishment: A Reader (2000)

Fatal US Runway Collisions Over the Next Two Decades (2000)

Foreword to Understanding Aviation Safety Data (2000)

Free-Flight and En Route Air Safety: A First-Order Analysis (2000)

It’s a Crime What Some People Do with Statistics (2000)

Misused Statistics (2000)

The Cost of Cancer to a Major Employer (2000)

A Parallel Approach Path for Estimating Collision Risk During Simultaneous Landings (1999)

Cartographies of Danger (1997)

Efficiency of Racetrack Betting Markets (1997)

A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1996)

Beauty and the Beast: A Visit to South Africa (1996)

Good News is No News? (1996)

The Affirmative Action Debate (1996)

Jail Terms (1995)

Race, IQ, Genetics and The Bell Curve (1995)

Business Schools: Failing Fast? (1994)

How Numbers Can Trick You: The Six Deadly Sins of Statistical Misrepresentation (1994)

"Models Fail", Chapter 3 in Operations Research in the Public Sector (1994)

Something Specious in the Air? Some Statistical Misconceptions in Aviation Safety Research (1994)

Landings at Logan Airport: Describing and Increasing Airport Capacity (1993)

The On-Time Machines: Some Analyses of Airline Punctuality (1993)

America's Vietnam Casualties: Victims of a Class War? (1992)

Better than Ever: Nonstop Jet Service in an Era of Hubs and Spokes (1992)

Experience-Outcome Relationships in Heart Transplantation (1992)

Not All Criminal Career Models Are Equally Valid," (1992)

The Market Response to the Sioux City DC-10 Crash (1992)

An Unfortunate Pattern in U.S. Domestic Jet Crashes (1991)

Review of Equal Justice and the Death Penalty (1991)

Smoke Signals (1991)

Air Safety: End of the Golden Age (1990)

Rain Men (1990)

Selecting the Nation's CEO: A Risk Assessment of the Electoral College (1990)

Take the Bargain and Fly (1990)

A Prospective Test of a Criminal Careers Model (1989)

Airline Safety: The Last Decade (1989)

Dealing with Autism (1989)

The Mystery of the Two-Faced Regression (1989)

Urban Homicide: Still the Same (1989)

"Heroin Crackdowns and Crime Rates: A Comment on the Kleiman Report and Two Massachusetts Experiments," Chapter 3 in Street-Level Drug Enforcement: Examining the Issues. (1988)

Wind Shear: Down but not Out (1988)

First-Degree Murder and the Death Sentence in Georgia (1984)

Selective Incapacitation and the Philadelphia Cohort Data (1984)

A Quartile Test for Differences in Distribution (1982)

Learning to Live with Homicide (1982)

The Decision Between Single and Combined Modality Therapy in Hodgkin's Disease (1982)

Evaluating the Validity of a Bayesian Model of Predicting Stage in Hodgkin's Disease (1981)

On the Sequential Search for Spatially-Distributed Events (1980)

The Decision to Perform Staging Laparotomy in Symptomatic Hodgkin's Disease (1980)

Airline Safety: Some Empirical Findings (1979)

A Statistical Procedure for Testing Nuclear-Powered Cardiac Pacemakers (1978)

Control Strategies for Transport Systems with Nonlinear Waiting Costs (1978)

Crime and Capital Punishment: Some Recent Studies (1978)

On Two-Terminal Control of a Shuttle Service (1978)

Optimal Control of the B/B/C Queue (1978)

Some Optimization Problems with Bulk-Service Queues (1978)

On Searching for Events of Limited Duration (1976)

More on a Market Share Theorem (1975)

On Controlling Randomness in Transit Operations (1974)

On Operating a Shuttle Service (1973)

On Scheduling Some Transport Systems with Discrete-Time Passenger Arrivals (1973)

Optimal Scheduling Policies for Some Simple Transportation Systems (1973)

Urban Violence and Risk to the Individual (1973)

It's Safer to Fly


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Air safety; Operations management; Operations research; Operations research; Statistics