Stochastic Ordering of Order Statistics II

  • Philip J. Boland
  • Taizhong Hu
  • Moshe Shaked
  • J. George Shanthikumar
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 46)


In this paper we survey some recent developments involving comparisons of order statistics and spacings in various stochastic senses.


Reliability theory k-out-of-n systems IFR DFR hazard rate order likelihood ratio order dispersive order sample spacings 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip J. Boland
    • 1
  • Taizhong Hu
    • 2
  • Moshe Shaked
    • 3
  • J. George Shanthikumar
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity College Dublin BelfieldDublin 4Ireland
  2. 2.Department of Statistics and FinanceUniversity of Science and TechnologyHefeiPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  4. 4.Industrial Engineering & Operations ResearchUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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