February, 2013

William V. Gehrlein

Address:                                                                                                                   

PO Box 178
Nassau, Delaware 19969
E-mail:  wvg@udel.edu
 

Education

Ph.D. Business Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, 1975. Thesis: "On Methods Which Induce Information from Partial Information Sets."

M.S. Physics, The Pennsylvania State University, 1972. Paper: "The Membrane Conductance Control Mechanism in Nerve Conduction."

B.S. Physics, Gannon College, Erie, Pennsylvania, 1968
 

Work Experience

1981- Professor of Business Administration at University of Delaware. Teaching in areas of Production-Operations Management and Quantitative Methods. Served as Acting Chairperson 1987-88. Fellow of the University of Delaware Center for Advanced Study 1988-89.

1978- Associate Professor of Business Administration at University of Delaware. Teaching in areas of Production-Operations Management and Quantitative Methods. Worked half time in research under a National Science Foundation Grant.

1977- Assistant Professor of Management at Clarkson College. Teaching in areas of Production-Operations Management and Quantitative Methods. Worked half time in research under a National Science Foundation Grant.

1975- Post-Doctoral Fellow at Penn State University. Worked with Peter C. Fishburn under a National Science Foundation Grant.

1968- Physical Science Research Assistant. Conducted research in high velocity ballistics while serving in the U.S. Army at Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, PA.

Other Background

Research Interests: Preference and Decision Theory, Production-Operations Management, Social Choice Theory and Statistics

Professional Memberships: INFORMS, Decision Sciences Institute, and the International Society for Social Choice and Welfare

Academic Honors:

Member of the Journal Editorial Board of International Journal of Multiple Criteria Decision Making.

Served as a member of the Journal Editorial Board of Social Choice and Welfare, an international journal in the area of social choice, voting models and welfare economics.

Served as a member of the Board of Associate Editors for Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions.

Served on the Board of Directors of Northeast Decision Sciences Institute.

Elected to full membership in the Operations Research Society of America.

Selected as a member of the Executive Council of the International Society for Social Choice and Welfare.

Consulting Experience:

Have had major consulting contracts for a number of clients. The bulk of this work has been for the Marketing Communications Department (Marketing Research Division) of E.I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. Other major clients have included the Solar Energy Research Institute, Management Horizons, and the Point of Purchase Advertising Institute.

Journal Articles

Operations Management and Related Business Topics:

"A Procedure for Sequencing Assembly Lines When Task Times are Integer," (with James H. Patterson), Management Science, May 1975, 1064-1070.

"Balancing Single Model Assembly Lines: Comments on a Paper by E. M. Dar-El," (with James H. Patterson), AIIE Transactions, Volume 10, 1978, 109-112.

"The Optimal Depreciation Policy for a Regulated Firm," (with Thomas K. Tiemann), The Engineering Economist, Volume 25, No. 2, 1980, 79-89.

"Some Optimal Policies For Management of Wildlife," (with Erwin M. Saniga), Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, Volume 5, 1980, 123-126.

"Management Science and Jury Size: A Commentary," (Invited Commentary), Interfaces, Volume 11, No. 4, 1981, 67-69.

"Optimal Systematic Withdrawal Policies," (with Thomas H. McInish), RAIRO-Operations Research, Volume 15, No. 4, 1981, 383-387.

"Cyclical Variability of Bond Risk Premia: A Note," (with Thomas H. McInish), Journal of Banking and Finance, Volume 9, 1985, 157-165.

"A Comparative Evaluation of Heuristic Line Balancing Techniques," (with F. Brian Talbot and James H. Patterson), Management Science, Volume 32, 1986, 430-454.

"A Two-Stage Least Cost Credit Scoring Model," (With Bret Wagner), Annals of Operations Research, Volume 74, 1997, 159-171.
 
"Decision Rules for the Academy Awards Versus those for Elections," (with Hemant Kher), Interfaces, Volume 34, 2004, 226-234.

"Centroid: A Widely Misunderstood Concept in Facility Location," (with Mugdim Pasic), International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Volume 16, 2009, 99-107.

Preference and Utility Theory:

"Alternative Methods of Constructing Strict Weak Orders From Interval Orders," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Psychometrika, December 1974, 501-516.

"A Comparative Analysis of Methods for Constructing Weak Orders from Partial Orders," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal of Mathematical Sociology, Volume 4, 1975, 93-102.

"Information Overload in Mechanical Processes," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Management Science, December 1976, 391-398.

"An Analysis of Counting Methods for Ordering Incomplete Ordinal Data," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Theory and Decision, Volume 8, 1977, 209-227.

"Inducing Relations on Interval Ordered Data From Pairwise Comparisons," Quality and Quantity, Volume 14, 1980, 327-342.

"Problem Specialization in Mechanical Decision Processes," RAIRO-Operations Research, Volume 14, No. 2, May 1980, 147-156.

"Aggregation Theory for SSB Utility Functionals," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal Of Economic Theory, Volume 42, No. 2, August 1987, 352-369.

"The Probability of Intransitivity of Pairwise Comparisons in Individual Preference," Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 17, 1989, 67-75.

"Inducing Relations on Incomplete Ordinal Data," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Quality And Quantity, Volume 24, 1990, 17-36.

"The Expected Likelihood of Transitivity With a Probabilistic Chooser," Annals Of Operations Research, Volume 23, 1990, 235-246.

"The Expected Likelihood of Transitivity of Preference," Psychometrika, Volume 55, Number 4, 1990, 695-706.

"The Expected Likelihood of Transitivity for Probabilistic Choosers with Single Peaked Preferences," Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 25, 1993, 143-155.

"The Expected Likelihood of Transitivity: A Survey," Theory And Decision, Volume 37, 1994, 175-209.

"Coincidence of Agreement Between Probabilistic and Algebraic Choosers," Quality and Quantity, Volume 41, 2007, 461-487.
 

Mathematics and Statistics:

"Win Probabilities and Simple Majorities in Probabilistic Voting Situations," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Mathematical Programming, Volume 11, 1976, 28-41.

"KRWAL: A Program to Obtain Exact Critical Values and Exact Probability Levels for the Kruskal-Wallis Statistic," (with Erwin M. Saniga), Journal Of Marketing Research, Volume 13, No. 4, 1976, 407-408.

"Some Exact Critical Values of the Kruskal-Wallis Statistic," (with Erwin M. Saniga), Journal Of Quality Technology, April 1978, Volume 10, 73-75.

"A Representation for Quadrivariate Normal Positive Orthant Probabilities," Communications In Statistics, Part B, Volume 8, No. 4, 1979, 349-358.

"Condorcet Proportions and Kelly's Conjectures," (with Peter C. Fishburn and Eric Maskin), Discrete Applied Mathematics, Volume 1, 1979, 229-252.

"Robustness of Positional Scoring Rules Over Subsets of Alternatives," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Applied Mathematics And Optimization, Volume 6, 1980, 241-255.

"Bayesian Tests For Matched Proportions," (with Erwin M. Saniga and J. Keith Ord), Communications In Statistics, Part A, Volume A10, 1981, 1885-1899.

"Optimal Pairs of Score Vectors For Positional Scoring Rules" (with B. Gopinath, J. C. Lagarias, and P. C. Fishburn), Applied Mathematics And Optimization, Volume 8, 1982, 309-324.

"The Limiting Distribution of a Measure of Voting Power of Subgroups," (with J. Keith Ord and Peter C. Fishburn), Communications In Statistics, Part A, Volume 15, 1986, 571-577.

"Minimizing Bumps in Linear Extensions of Ordered Sets," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Order, Volume 3, 1986, 3-14.

"On Methods for Generating Random Partial Orders," Operations Research Letters, Volume 5, 1986, 285-289.

"General Mathematical Programming Formulations for the Statistical Classification Problem," Operations Research Letters, Volume 5, 1986, 299-303.

"A Comparison of Algorithms for Minimizing Bumps in Linear Extensions of Partial Orders," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Operations Research Letters, Volume 6, No. 3, 1987, 115-120.

"Pick-and-Choose Heuristics for Partial Set Coverings," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Discrete Applied Mathematics, Volume 22, 1989, 119-132.

"The Three-Permutations Problem," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Discrete Mathematics, Volume 79, 1990, 259-264.

"Linear Extension Majority Cycles on Partial Orders," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Annals Of Operations Research, Volume 23, 1990, 311-322.

"Linear Extension Majority Cycles of Small (n<9) Partial Orders," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Computers And Mathematics With Applications, Volume 20, 1990, 41-44.

"Linear Extensions on Height-1 Posets," (with Peter C. Fishburn and Kevin Ewacha), Order, Volume 6, 1990, 313-318.

"Frequency Estimates for Linear Extension Majority Cycles on Partial Orders," RAIRO-Operations Research, Volume 25, 1991, 359-364.

"Niche Graphs," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal Of Graph Theory, Volume 16, 1992, 131-139.

"Balance Theorems for Height-1 Posets," (with W.T. Trotter and Peter C. Fishburn), Order, Volume 9, 1992, 43-52.

"The Smallest Directed Graph with Niche Number Three," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Computers And Mathematics With Applications, Volume 27, 1994, 53-57.

"Niche Number Four," (with Peter C. Fishburn). Computers And Mathematics With Applications, Volume 32, 1996, 51-54.
 

Social Choice Theory:

"An Analysis of Simple Two-Stage Voting Systems," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Behavioral Science, January 1976, 1-12.

"Condorcet's Paradox and Anonymous Preference Profiles," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Public Choice, Summer 1976, 1-18.

"The Probability of the Paradox of Voting: A Computable Solution," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal Of Economic Theory, August 1976, 14-25.

"Borda's Rule, Positional Voting, and Condorcet's Simple Majority Principle," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Public Choice, Winter 1976, 79-88.

"Collective Rationality Versus Distribution of Voter Power for Binary Social Choice Functions," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal Of Economic Theory, June 1977, 72-91.

"Towards a Theory of Elections with Probabilistic Voters," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Econometrica, Vol. 45, No. 8, November 1977, 1907-1924.

"An Analysis of Voting Procedures With Non-ranked Voting," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Behavioral Science, May 1977, Volume 22, 178-185.

"The Effects of Abstentions on Election Outcomes," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Public Choice, 1978, Volume 33, No. 2, 69-82.

"Coincidence Probabilities for Simple Majority and Positional Voting Rules," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Social Science Research, Volume 7, 1978, 272-283.

"Probabilities of Election Outcomes for Large Electorates," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal Of Economic Theory, Volume 19, October 1978, 38-49.

"Proportions of Profiles With a Majority Candidate," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Computers And Mathematics With Applications, Volume 5, 1979, 117-124.

"Effects of Abstentions on Voting Procedures in Three Candidate Elections," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Behavioral Science, Volume 24, 1979, 346-354.

"A Progress Report on Kelly's Majority Conjectures," (with Peter C. Fishburn and Eric Maskin), Economics Letters, Volume 2, 1979, 313-314.

"The Paradox of Voting: Effects of Individual Indifference and Intransitivity," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Journal Of Public Economics, Volume 14, 1980, 83-94.

"Social Homogeneity and Condorcet's Paradox," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Public Choice, 1980, Volume 35, No. 4, 403-420.

"Single Stage Election Procedures For Large Electorates," Journal Of Mathematical Economics, Volume 8, 1981, 263-275.

"Constant Scoring Rules for Choosing One Among Many Alternatives," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Quality And Quantity, Volume 15, April 1981, 203-210.

"Borda Efficiency of Constant Scoring Rules With Large Electorates," RAIRO-Operations Research, Volume 15, No. 3, 1981, 287-296.

"The Expected Probability of Condorcet's Paradox," Economics Letters, Volume 7, 1981, 33-37.

"Scoring Rule and Majority Agreement For Large Electorates With Arbitrary Preferences," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 2, 1981, 23-33.

"Condorcet Efficiency and Constant Scoring Rules," Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 2, 1982, 123-130.

"Majority Efficiency For Simple Voting Procedures: Summary and Interpretation," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Theory And Decision, Volume 14, 1982, 141-153.

"Scoring Rule Sensitivity to Weight Selection," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Public Choice, Volume 40, No. 3, 1983, 249-261.

"Condorcet's Paradox," Theory And Decision, Volume 15, 1983, 161-197.

"Powers of Subgroups in Voting Bodies," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Social Choice And Welfare, Volume 1, No. 2, 1984, 85-96.

"The Condorcet Criterion and Committee Selection," Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 10, No. 3, 1985, 199-210.

"Condorcet Efficiency of Constant Scoring Rules for Large Electorates," Economics Letters, Volume 19, 1985, 13-15.

"The Power of a Cohesive Subgroup in a Voting Body," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Social Choice And Welfare, Volume 2, 1985, 197-206.

"Division of Power in Legislatures With Two Cohesive Subgroups," (with Peter C. Fishburn), Social Choice And Welfare, Volume 3, 1986, 119-124.

"Weighted Scoring Rules, The Impartial Culture Condition, and Homogeneity," Quality And Quantity, Volume 20, 1986, 85-107.

"A Comparative Analysis of Measures of Social Homogeneity," Quality And Quantity, Volume 21, 1987, 219-231.

"The Impact of Social Homogeneity on the Condorcet Efficiency of Weighted Scoring Rules," Social Science Research, Volume 16, 1987, 361-369.

"Probability Calculations for Transitivity of Simple Majority Rule," Economics Letters, Volume 27, 1988, 311-315.

"Probability Calculations for Transitivity of Simple Majority Rule with Anonymous Voters," Public Choice, Volume 66, 1990, 253-259.

"Coincidence Probabilities for Simple Majority and Proportional Lottery Rules," Economics Letters, Volume 35, 1991, 349-353

"The Effect of Social Homogeneity on Coincidence Probabilities for Pairwise Proportional Lottery and Simple Majority Rules," (with Sven Berg), Social Choice And Welfare, Volume 9, 1992, 361-372.

"Condorcet Efficiency and Two-Stage Constant Scoring Rules," Quality And Quantity, Volume 27, 1993, 95-101.

"Condorcet Efficiency of Simple Voting Rules for Large Electorates," Economics Letters, Volume 40, 1992, 61-66.

"Condorcet's Paradox and the Condorcet Efficiency of Voting Rules," Mathematica Japonica, Volume 45, 1997, 173-199.

"The Sensitivity of Weight Selection on the Condorcet Efficiency of Weighted Scoring Rules," Social Choice And Welfare, Volume 15, 1998, 351-358.

"Condorcet's Paradox Under the Maximal Culture Condition," (with Dominique Lepelley), Economics Letters, Volume 55, 1997, 85-89.

"The Condorcet Efficiency of Approval Voting and the Probability of Electing the Condorcet Loser," (with Dominique Lepelley), Journal Of Mathematical Economics, Volume 29, 1998, 271-283.

"The Condorcet Efficiency of Borda Rule Under the Dual Culture Condition," Social Science Research, Volume 28, 1999, 36-44.

"The Probability of a Condorcet Winner with a Small Number of Voters," Economics Letters, Volume 59, 1998, 317-321.

"Condorcet Efficiencies Under the Maximal Culture Condition," (with Dominique Lepelley), Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 16, 1999, 471-490.

"On the Probability that All Weighted Scoring Rules Elect the Condorcet Winner," Quality and Quantity, Volume 33, 1999, 77-84.

"A Note on the Probability of Having a Strong Condorcet Winner," (with Dominique Lepelley), Quality and Quantity, Volume 33, 1999, 85-96.

"The Probability that all Weighted Scoring Rules Have the Same Winner," (with Dominique Lepelley), Economics Letters, Volume 66, 2000, 191-197.

"Strong Condorcet Efficiency of Scoring Rules," (with Dominique Lepelley), Economics Letters, Volume 68, 2000, 157-164.

"Condorcet Efficiency: A Preference for Indifference," (with Fabrice Valognes), Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 18, 2001, 193-205.

"The Condorcet Efficiency of Borda Rule with Anonymous Voters," (with Dominique Lepelley), Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 41, 2001, 39-50.

"Obtaining Representations for Probabilities of Voting Outcomes with Effectively Unlimited Precision Integer Arithmetic," Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 19, 2002, 503-512.

"Condorcet Winners on Four Candidates with Anonymous Voters," Economics Letters, Volume 71, 2001, 335-340.

"Condorcet's Paradox and the Likelihood of its Occurrence: Different Perspectives on Balanced Preferences," Theory and Decision, Volume 52, 2002, 171-199.

"On Some Limitations of the Median Voting Rule," (with Dominique Lepelley), Public Choice, Volume 117, 2003, 177-190..

"Consistency of Measures of Social Homogeneity: A Connection with Proximity to Single Peaked Preferences," Quality and Quantity, Volume 38, 2004, 147-171.

"The Effectiveness of Weighted Scoring Rules when Pairwise Majority Rule Cycles Exist," Mathematical Social Sciences, Volume 47, 2004, 69-85.

'The Sensitivity of Weight Selection for Scoring Rules to Proximity to Single Peaked Preferences," Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 26, 2006, 191-208.

"What Scoring Rule Maximizes Condorcet Efficiency Under IAC?" (with Davide Cervone and William Zwicker), Theory and Decision, Volume 58, 2005, 145-185.

"Probabilities of Election Outcomes with Two Parameters: The Relative Impact of Unifying and Polarizing Candidates," Review of Economic Design, Volume 9, 2005, 317-336.

"The Unexpected Behavior of Plurality Rule," (with Dominique Lepelley), Theory and Decision, Volume 63, 2009, 267-293.

"Strong Measures of Group Coherence and the Probability that a Pairwise Majority Winner Exists," Quality and Quantity, Volume 45, 2011,365-374.

"On the Probability of Observing Borda's Paradox," (with Dominique Lepelley), Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 35, 2010, 1-23.

"A Note on Condorcet's Other Paradox," (with Dominique Lepelley). Economics Bulletin, Volume 29, August 18, 2009.

"Borda's Paradox with Weighted Scoring Rules," (with Mostapha Diss). Social Choice and Welfare, Volume 38, 2012, 121-136.

"The Condorcet Efficiency of voting rules with mutually coherent voter preferences: a Borda Compromise," (with Dominique Lepelley and Hatem Smaoui). Annales d’Economie et de Statistiques, Volume 101/102, 2011, 107-125.

 

 

Books

Intransitive Preferences (Ed. William V. Gehrlein). Published by Baltzer Scientific Publishing for Annals of Operations Research, Volume 23, 1990.

Nontraditional Approaches to Statistical Classification and Regression (Eds: William V. Gehrlein and Bret J. Wagner). Published by Baltzer Scientific Publishers for Annals of Operations Research, Volume 74, 1997.

Operations Management Cases, Published by McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2004, 160 pages.

Condorcet's Paradox, Published by Springer Publishing, 2006, 290 pages.

The Mathematics of Preference, Choice and Order: Essays in Honor of Peter C. Fishburn (Eds: Steven J. Brams, William V. Gehrlein and Fred S. Roberts).  Published by Springer Publishing, 2009.

Voting Paradoxes and Group Coherence: The Condorcet Efficiency of Voting Rules (with Dominique Lepelley). Published by Springer Publishing, 2010, 400 pages.

Writings in Books

"Condorcet Efficiency and Social Homogeneity," Social Choice, Welfare, And Ethics (Eds: Barnett, Moulin, Salles, and Schofield). Cambridge University Press, 1995, 127-144.

"Preface-Intransitive Preferences," Annals of Operations Research, Volume 23, 1990.

"Preface-Nontraditional Approaches to Statistical Classification and Regression," Annals of Operations Research, Volume 74, 1997.

"Statistical Classification: Optimization Approaches," Encyclopedia of Optimization (Eds: Floudas and Pardalos). Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

"Weighted Scoring Rules That Maximize Condorcet Efficiency," Advances in Economic Design (Eds: Sertel and Koray).  Springer-Verlag Publishers, 2003.

"Probability Calculations in Voting Theory: An Overview of Recent Results," (with Dominique Lepelley),  Reasoned Choices: Essays in Honor of Academy Professor Hannu Nurmi (Ed. Wiberg). The Finnish Political Science Association, 2004.

"On the Probability that Condorcet's Paradox Exists in Three-Candidate Elections," The Mathematics of Preference, Choice and Order: Essays in Honor of Peter C. Fishburn (Eds: Brams, Gehrlein and Roberts). Springer Publishers, 2009.

"The Impact of Forcing Preference Rankings when Indifference Exists," Collective Decision Making: Views from Social Choice and Game Theory: Essays in Honor of Harrie de Swart (Eds: Van Deemen and Rusinowska). Springer Publishers, 2010.

"The Impact of Group Coherence on the Condorcet Ranking Efficiency of Voting Rules," (with Dominique Lepelley), Electoral Systems: Paradoxes, Assumptions and Procedures (Eds. Felsenthal and Machover). Springer Publishers, 2011.

"The Value of Research Based on Simple Assumptions about Voters’ Preferences," (with Dominique Lepelley), Electoral Systems: Paradoxes, Assumptions and Procedures (Eds. Felsenthal and Machover). Springer Publishers, 2011.

Other

"The Ancestors of Frank Anton Gehrlein and His Wife Ida Scholastica Becker," (with Vincent F. Gehrlein), Alphagraphics, 1993, 302 pages.

"The Ancestors of Alvah Rae Knauff and His Wife Grace Maud Maxham," Alphagraphics, 1995, 107 pages.

"Velocity Retardation of Steel Spheres Through Pine Boards," Department of the Army Technical Note, 1969.
 

Proceedings Papers

"A Test of Related Proportions," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at Midwest DSI Meeting, May 1976, Detroit, Michigan, 358-359.

"The Examination of a Voter Paradox with Linear Programming." Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1976, San Francisco, California, 330.

"The Use of the F-Test for the General Linear Hypothesis," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1976, San Francisco, 325.

"Calculating Multivariate Normal Orthant Probabilities," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at Midwest DSI Meeting, May 1977, Cleveland, Ohio, 5-6.

"Operating Characteristics of the R Chart When Outliers Exist," (with Erwin M. Saniga and Edward F. Stafford). Presented at National Academy of Management Meeting, August 1977, Kissimmee, Florida, 169-171, (selected for inclusion in Proceedings.)

"Simple Goodness-of-Fit Tests of Normality Using Sample Moments," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National DSI Meeting, October 1977, Chicago, 265-267.

"Approximating Multivariate Normal Orthant Probabilities," (with Edward T. Reutzel and Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National Meeting of the American Statistical Association, August 1977, Chicago, Illinois, 2: 804-807.

"Improving Athletic Team Scheduling with 0-1 Programming," (with Ross Williamson). Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, June 1978, Washington, D.C.

"The Economic Management of Wildlife Populations," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1978, St. Louis, Missouri, 2:253.

"An Extension of McNemar's Test of Correlated Proportions," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1978, St. Louis, 2:306.

"Looking for Long Waves in Economic Activity with a Sinusoidal Regression Model." Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1978, St. Louis, 1: 295-296.

"A Heuristic for Considering Behavioral Objectives in Solutions to Line Balancing Problems," (with Erwin M. Saniga and Edward F. Stafford). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1978, St. Louis, Missouri, 109-111.

"Some Mathematical Programming Approaches to Discrimination," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Invited paper at the National American Statistical Association Meeting, August 1978, San Diego, California, 623-624.

"Evaluating Hockey Team Training Strategies," (with Peter A. Veglahn and John K. Mullen). Presented at Southeast DSI Meeting, February 1979, Nashville, 37-39.

"The Effect of the 1974 National Football League Rules Change," (with James A. Daniels). Presented at Southeast DSI Meeting, February 1979, Nashville, 5-36.

"Inducing Relations On No-Response Pairs In Paired Comparison Experiments," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, March 1979, Boston, 61-63.

"The Contribution of Utility Theory to a Complete Theory of Auditing," (with Eugene G. Geiser). Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, March 1979, Boston, 64-67.

"The Optimal Depreciation Period for a Regulated Firm," (with Thomas K. Tiemann). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1979, New Orleans, 1:85-87.

"Estimation of Reciprocal Functions With Linear Programming," (with Edward T. Reutzel). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1979, New Orleans, 2:59-61.

"Optimal Policies of Wildlife Management," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1979, New Orleans, Louisiana, 2:35-37.

"Long Waves in Economic Series: Some New Evidence." Presented at Southeast DSI Meeting, February 1980, Orlando, Florida, 231-233.

"Scoring Rule Sensitivity to Weight Selection." Presented at Southeast DSI Meeting, February 1980, Orlando, Florida, 265-267.

"Generating Random Partial Ordering Relations." Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1980, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 119-122.

"A Hypothesis Test for Homogeneity." Presented at National DSI Meeting, October 1980, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2:414.

"Optimal Systematic Withdrawal Strategies," (with Thomas H. McInish). Presented at National DSI Meeting, October 1980, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2:397.

"The Discrimination of Successful Ballet Dancers," (with Barbara A. Johnson). Presented at National DSI Meeting, October 1980, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2:332.

"Juveniles' Preferences for Television Watching and Other Activities," (with Ted Bonwit). Presented at Southeast DSI Meeting, February 1981, Charlotte, 170-171.

"Non-Profile Specific Measures of Social Homogeneity." Presented at Southeast DSI Meeting, February 1981, Charlotte, North Carolina, 167-169.

"Qualities of the Probability of a Condorcet Winner." Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1981, Boston, Massachusetts, 133-135.

"The Frequency of Condorcet's Paradox For Large Groups." Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1982, Washington, D.C., 121-123.

"A Procedure For Generating All Partial Orders Contained in a Linear Order." Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1982, Washington, D.C., 119-120.

"Powers of Subgroups in Voting Bodies," (with Peter C. Fishburn). Invited paper at the 793rd Meeting of the American Mathematical Society, March 1982, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

"Mathematical Programming and Discrimination," (with Erwin M. Saniga). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1984, Toronto, Ontario, 679-680.

"Mathematical Programming, Classification and Discrimination," Presented at 12th International Symposium on Mathematical Programming, August 1985, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 36A.

"A Cost Minimization Approach to Classification," (with Virginia Gempesaw). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1991, Miami Beach, 1162-1163.

"An Algorithm for Generating the Complete Set of Nonisomorphic Partial Orders." Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1992, San Francisco, 1042.

"Two-Stage Constant Scoring Rules." Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1992, San Francisco, 544-546.

"A Least Cost Two Stage Credit Scoring Model." Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1994, Honolulu, 1153-1155.

"The Joint Condorcet Efficiency of Plurality and Borda Voting Rules." Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1996, St. Croix, USVI, 566-568.

"A Variable Selection Mixed Integer Linear Programming Model for Discriminant Analysis," (with Bret Wagner). Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1996, St. Croix, USVI, 544-546.

"The Probability of Electing the Condorcet Loser." Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1996, Orlando, FL, 1112.

"An Integer Programming Approach to Brand Choice," (with Bret Wagner and Rick Andrews). Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 1996, Orlando, FL, 301-303.

"PERT Times with a Triangular Distribution for Activity Completion Times." Presented at Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1997, Annapolis, MD, 313-315.

"The Probability that Plurality Elimination and Negative Plurality Elimination Both Select the Condorcet Winner." Presented at the Northeast DSI Meeting, April 1998, Boston, MA, 336-338.

"Approximating the Probability that a Condorcet Winner Exists."  Presented at International DSI Meeting, July 1999, Athens, Greece, 626-628.

"Decision Rules: Elections vs. Awards," (with Hemant Kher).  Presented at National DSI Meeting, November 2001, San Francisco, CA, 1260.

"Condorcet Efficiency and Proximity to Single-Peaked Preferences." Presented at Third International Conference on Logic, Game Theory and Social Choice, September 2003, Siena, Italy, 282-283.

"The Likelihood of Complete Breakdown by Majority Rule."  Presented at National DSI Meeting. November 2004, Boston, MA, 411-416.

"Centroid - A Widely Misunderstood Method in Facility Location Problems," (with Mugdim Pasic).  Presented at International Conference on Industrial Engineering, December, 2005, Clearwater, FL, 810-816.

Presentations

“Social Homogeneity and Condorcet Winners: A Weak Connection.” Presented at a workshop at University of Caen, France, May 1999.

“Approximating the Probability that a Condorcet Winner Exists.”  Presented at International Decision Sciences Institute  Meeting, July 1999, Athens, Greece.

“Social Homogeneity and Condorcet Winners: An Explanation for an Elusive Relationship.”  Presented at National Public Choice Society Meeting, Charleston SC, March 2000.

“Elections and Voting Paradoxes.” Presented at a seminar at Royal Military Academy, Breda, The Netherlands, April 2000.

“Condorcet’s Paradox and the Likelihood of its Occurrence: Different Perspectives on Balanced Preferences.”  Presented at a seminar at University of Tilburg, The Netherlands, April 2000.

“Condorcet Efficiency: A Preference for Indifference.”

“Transitivity of Preference for a Probabilistic Chooser.”  Presented at European Operational Research Society Meeting, Budapest, Hungary, July 2000.

“Weighted Scoring Rules that Maximize Condorcet Efficiency.”  Presented at Society for Economic Design Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey, June 2000.
 
 "Decision Rules: Elections vs. Awards," (with Hemant Kher).  Presented at National Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, San Francisco CA, November 2001.

"Some Issues Related to Pairwise Majority Rule."  Presented at EURO Conference on Operations Research, Brussels, Belgium, April 2002.

"The Effectiveness of Weighted Scoring Rules when Pairwise Majority Rule Cycles Exist."  Presented at International Social Choice and Welfare Meeting, Pasadena, CA, July 2002.

"Condorcet Efficiency and Proximity to Single-Peaked Preferences." Presented at Third International Conference on Logic, Game Theory and Social Choice, Siena, Italy, September 2003.

"Probabilities of Election Outcomes with Two Dimensions: The Relative Impact of Unifying and Polarizing Candidates."

"The Sensitivity of Weight Selection for Scoring Rules and Profile Proximity to Single-Peaked Preferences."

"The Odd Behavior of Plurality Rule"

"The Likelihood of Complete Breakdown by Majority Rule."  Presented at National Decision Sciences Institute Meeting, Boston, MA, November 2004.

"The Unexpected Behavior of Plurality Rule."  Presented at First World Meetings of Public Choice Societies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2007.

"The Condorcet Efficiency of Voting Rules with Mutually Coherent Voter Preferences: A Borda Compromise,"  (with Dominique Lepelley). Presented at International Social Choice and Welfare Meeting, Montreal, June 2008.

"Condorcet Efficiency of Voting Rules with Strong Measures of Group Coherence," (with Dominique Lepelley and Hatem Smaoui). Presented at ADRES 2009 Conference: New Developments in Social Choice and Welfare Theories, University of Caen, France, June 2009.

"The Value of Research Based on Simple Assumptions about Voters’ Preferences," (with Dominique Lepelley).

"The Probability of Observing the Majority Paradox," (with Vincent Merlin).  Presented at European Public Choice Society Meeting, Rennes, France, May 2011.