Stochastic orders and inequalities are being used at an accelerated rate in many diverse areas of probability and statistics. This book provides the first unified, systematic, and accessible treatment of stochasticorders, addressing the growing importance of these orders with the presentation of numerous results that illustrate their usefulness and applicability. Ten insightful chapters emphasize the applications by specialists in probability and statistics, economics, operations research, and reliability theory. Applications include multivariate variability, epidemics, comparisons of risk and risk aversion, scheduling, and systems reliability theory.
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"Shaked and Shanthikumar have done a great service for the statistics community by writing this timely book on Stochastic Orders and Their Applications....A unique and attractive feature of this book is the inclusion of several survey articles by eminent researchers working in different branches of statistics and related areas....this book is going to remain a standard reference in this area for a long time to come."
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Book Description Academic Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110126381607
Book Description Academic Press, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0126381607