Compliance Quantified: An Introduction to Data Verification by Rudolf AvenhausCompliance Quantified: An Introduction to Data Verification by Rudolf Avenhaus

Compliance Quantified: An Introduction to Data Verification

byRudolf Avenhaus, Morton John CantyForeword byFrancesco Calogero

Paperback | September 8, 2005

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International agreements, such as those governing arms control and the environment, virtually always require some degree of verification so that compliance can be established. To ensure that the verification process is regarded as efficient, effective and impartial, it is important to model it mathematically. One such model can be derived by applying methods from statistics and the theory of noncooperative games, developed in part by John Nash, who received a Nobel Prize in 1994 for his work. The methods permit the development of rational verification strategies, as well as such fundamental concepts as guaranteed probability of detection, timeliness of inspections and the deterrence of illegal activity. Here, the authors introduce the required theory gradually, in the context of specific, real-world examples. The only prerequisites are simple calculus and statistics. The book will be accessible to a broad range of scientists and nonscientists, in industrial, academic and governmental environments.
Title:Compliance Quantified: An Introduction to Data VerificationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 8, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521019192

ISBN - 13:9780521019194


Table of Contents

Preface; Foreword; 1. A theory of verification; 2. Attributes sampling; 3. Variables sampling; 4. Stratified variables sampling; 5. Interim inspection; 6. Global sampling; 7. Material accountancy; 8. Accountancy verification; 9. Inspector leadership; Appendix; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a well written, thorough and unique book, discussing some statistical aspects of verifying compliance with arms control treaties....The approach has a very strong game-theoretic element....I would recommend the book for use either as a reference or as a training aid for those working on compliance activities, either in arms control or in environmental monitoring." Mayrice C. Bryson, The Journal of the American Statistical Association