John Neter

 

John Neter


            John Neter is the C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Professor Emeritus of Management Sciences and Statistics at the Terry College, University of Georgia, since 1990.  He taught there from 1975 until 1989.  Previously, he taught at Syracuse University and the University of Minnesota.       He received his B.S. degree from the University of Buffalo, the MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and  the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University.

            He was President of the Decision Sciences Institute (1978-1979), president of the American Statistical Association (1985), and Chair of the Section on Statistics of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1991-1992).  He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (1965), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1965), and Fellow of the Decision Sciences Institute (1980).  He received the Distinguished Service Award of the Decision Sciences Institute (1981) and the Founders Award of the American Statistical Association (1990).

            Dr. Neter’s research interests ranged from statistical sampling of accounting populations and response errors in sample surveys to statistical linear models.

 

Publications

Books and Monographs

 

Statistical Sampling for Auditors and Accountants, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1956 (with Lawrence L. Vance).

 

Response Errors in Collection of Expenditures Data by Household Interviews:  An  Experimental Study, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce, Technical Paper 11, 1965, 107 pages (with Joseph Waksberg).

 

A Research Study on the Effectiveness of Confirming Personal Checking Accounts, The Association for Bank Audit, Control and Operation, 1967, 52 pages (with Roger R. Palmer and Gordon B. Davis).

 

Fundamental Statistics for Business and Economics, Fourth Edition, Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1973, 779 pages (with W. Wasserman and G. A. Whitmore).

 

Behavior of Major Statistical Estimators in Sampling Accounting Populations:  An Empirical Study,  New York, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,   Inc., 1975, 237 pages (with James K. Loebbecke).

Behavior of Test Statistics in the Auditing Environment:  An Empirical Study, Studies in Accounting Research #23, American Accounting Association, 1985, 178 pages (with G. Duke and R. A. Leitch).

 

Applied Statistics, Third Edition, Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1988, 1,006 pages (with W. Wasserman and G. A. Whitmore).

 

Applied Linear Statistical Models, Fifth Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2004, 1396 pages (with M. H. Kutner, C. J. Nachtsheim, and W. Li).

 

Applied Linear Regression Models, Fourth Edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2004, 701 pages (with M. H. Kutner and C. J. Nachtsheim).

 

Articles:

 

"Some Applications of Statistics for Auditing," Journal of the American StatisticalAssociation, March 1952, pp. 6-24.

 

"Warranty Card Analysis to Estimate Retail Sales," The Journal of Marketing, July 1954, pp. 24-33.

 

"Problems in Experimenting with the Application of Statistical Techniques in Auditing," The Accounting Review, October 1954, pp. 591-600.

 

"Applicability of Statistical Sampling Techniques to the Confirmation of Accounts Receivable," The Accounting Review, January 1956, pp. 82-94.

 

"Effects of Interviewing Designated Respondents in a Household Survey of Homeowners' Expenditures of Alterations and Repairs," Applied Statistics, Vol. 12, No. 1, pp. 46-60, June 1963.

 

"A Study of Response Errors in Expenditures Data from Household Surveys," Journal of the American Statistical Association, March 1964, pp. 18-55 (with Joseph Waksberg).

 

"Conditioning Effects from Repeated Household Interviews," Journal of Marketing, April 1964, pp. 51-56 (with Joseph Waksberg).

 

"The Effect of Mismatching on the Measurement of Response Errors," Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 1965, pp. 1005-1027 (with E. Scott Maynes and R. Ramanathan).

"Potentials in Applying Linear Programming to the Consumer Price Index," Journal of the American Statistical Association, December 1966, pp. 982-994 (with William Wasserman).

 

"An Experimental Study of Audit Confirmations," The Journal of Accountancy, June 1967, pp. 36-44 (with Gordon B. Davis and Roger R. Palmer).

 

"Estimating the Liability for Unredeemed Stamps," The Journal of Accounting Research, Autumn 1967, pp. 186-207 (with H. J. Davidson and A. S. Petran).

 

"Independent and Joint Decision-Making for Two Insurance Decisions," The Journal of Risk and Insurance, March 1968, pp. 87-105 (with C. A. Williams and G. A. Whitmore).

 

"Optimality of Independent Decision-Making for Two Independent Risk Situations," Decision Sciences, January-April 1970, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2, pp. 1-23 (with C. A. Williams and G. A. Whitmore).

 

"Measurement Errors in Reports of Consumer Expenditures," Journal of Marketing Research, February 1970, Vol. 7, pp. 11-25.

 

"An Experimental Comparison Between Fixed Weight and Linear Programming Food Price Indexes," Journal of the American Statistical Association, March 1970, Vol.65, pp. 49-60 (with J. Balintfy and W. Wasserman).

 

"Correlation Coefficient with a 0,1 Dependent Variable," Journal of the American Statistical Association, June 1970, Vol. 65, No. 330, pp. 501-509 (with E. Scott      Maynes).

 

"Binary and Chain Comparisons with an Experimental Linear Programming Food Price Index," Review of Economics and Statistics, August 1970, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 324-330 (with J. Balintfy and W. Wasserman).

 

"Acceptability of Three Normative Methods in Insurance Decision-Making," Journal of Risk and Insurance, September 1971, pp. 385-408 (with C. A. Williams).

 

"A Stochastic Model of the Internal Control System," Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 11, No. 2, April 1973 (published in 1975), pp. 273-295 (with Seongjae Yu).

 

"Statistical Sampling in Confirming Receivables," Journal of Accountancy, June 1973, pp. 44-50 (with J. Loebbecke).

 

"Performance of the Expected Utility Method and Two Other Normative Methods in Insurance Decision Making," Decision Sciences, October 1973, pp. 517-532 (with C. A. Williams).

 

"Estimating the Total Overstatement Error in Accounting Populations," Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 72, No. 358, (June 1977), pp. 295-302 (with S. Fienberg and R. A. Leitch).

 

"On the Behavior of Statistical Estimators when Sampling Accounting Populations," Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 72, No. 359, (September 1977), pp. 501-507 (with J. Loebbecke).

 

"Dollar Unit Sampling:  Multinomial Bounds for Total Overstatement and Understatement Errors," The Accounting Review, Vol. 53, No. 1, (January 1978), pp. 77-93 (with R. A. Leitch and S. E. Fienberg).

 

"Toward a Method for Assessing Adequacy of Classifications of Consumer Characteristics," Journal of the Market Research Society, Vol. 22, No. 1, January 1980, pp. 3-27 (with F. Reynolds).

 

"Characteristics of Errors in Accounts Receivable and Inventory Audits," The Accounting Review, Vol. 56, No. 2, April 1981, pp. 270-293 (with J. R. Johnson and R. A. Leitch).

 

"Implementation of Upper Multinomial Bound Using Clustering," Journal of the    American Statistical Association, Vol. 76, No. 375, September 1981, pp. 530-533 (with R. A. Leitch, R. Plante, and P. Sinha).

 

"Modified Multinomial Bounds for Large Numbers of Errors in Audits,"  The Accounting Review, Vol. 57, No. 2, April 1982, pp. 384-400 (with R. A. Leitch, R. Plante, and P. Sinha).

 

"Power Characteristics of Test Statistics in the Auditing Environment: An Empirical Study," Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 20, No. 1, Spring 1982, pp. 42-67 (with G. Duke and R. A. Leitch).

 

"How Many Categories for Respondent Classification?," Journal of the Market Research Society, Vol. 24, No. 4, October 1982, pp. 345-346 (with F. Reynolds).

 

"Total Overstatement Error in Accounting Populations," Management Science, Vol. 30, No. 1, January 1984, pp. 37-50 (with R. Plante and R. A. Leitch).

 

"Bayesian Bounds for Monetary-Unit-Sampling in Accounting and Auditing," Journal of Accounting Research, Vol. 22, No. 2, Autumn 1984, pp. 497-525 (with J. Godfrey).

 

"Robust Bayesian Bounds for Monetary-Unit Sampling in Auditing," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics), Vol. 34, No. 2, 1985, pp. 157-168 (with J. Godfrey).

 

"Characteristics of Dollar-Unit Taints and Error Rates in Accounts Receivable and Inventory," Accounting Review, Vol. 60, No. 3, July 1985, pp. 488-499 (with J. Johnson and R. A. Leitch).

 

"Boundaries of Statistics - Sharp or Fuzzy?," Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 8l, No. 393, 1986, Presidential Address, pp. 1-8.

 

"Efficiency of Sieve Sampling in Auditing," Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1989, pp. 199-205 (with J. Wurst and J. Godfrey).

 

"Effectiveness of Rectification in Audit Sampling," The Accounting Review, Vol. 66, No. 2, April 1991, pp. 333-346 (with J. Wurst and J. Godfrey).

 

"Measuring the Recall Error in Self-Reported Fishing and Hunting Activities,” Journal of Official Statistics, Vol. 8, No. 1, 1992, pp. 19-39 (with A. Chu, D. Eisenhower, M. Hay, D. Morganstein, and J. Waksberg).

 

“The Effects of Misclassification Costs and Skewed Distributions in Two-Group   Classification,” Communications in Statistics – Simulations, Vol. 31, No. 3, 2002, pp. 401-423 (with A. P. Duarte Silva and Antonie Stam).

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