Allan E. Paull

Professor Emeritus

Operations Research and Statistics


Degrees  PhD, University of North Carolina

            BA,  University of Manitoba






Positions Held




1988-Present             Professor Emeritus

Rotman School of Management

University of Toronto


1965-1988                Professor

Faculty of Management, University of Toronto


1971-1978                Professor

Institute of Applied Statistics, University of Toronto

(Joint with Faculty of Management)


1965-1971                Professor

Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto

(Joint with Faculty of Management)




1961-1965                Director of Operations Research, Consumer Marketing

Consumer Research Department

Kimberly-Clark Corp., Neenah, Wisconsin, USA.


1950-1961                Manager, Department of Statistical Research

Abitibi Power and Paper Co., Ltd., Toronto, Ontario.


1940-1950                Research Statistician, National Research Council

Grain Research Laboratory,

Board of Grain Commissioners, Winnipeg

(Interrupted by overseas war service.)


1941-1945                Radar Officer, Flight Lieutenant RCAF

Royal Canadian Air Force, attached to RAF overseas





In Refereed Journals:


“A Generalized Compound Poisson Model for Consumer Purchase Panel Data Analysis,” Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 73 (December 1978).


“On a Preliminary Test for Pooling Mean Squares in the Analysis of Variance,” Annals of Mathematical Statistics, Vol. 21, pp. 539-556 (1950).


“Factors Affecting the Determination of Moisture in Hard Red Spring Wheat by Commercial Electrical Meters,” with V. Martens, Canadian Journal of Research, F, 27,  pp.479-482 (1949).


“Statistical Methods in Cereal Chemistry,” with C.H. Goulden, Biometrics, Vol. 2, pp.26-30 (1946).


“The Effect of Amount and Distribution of Rainfall on the Protein Content of Western Canadian Wheat,” with J. Ansel Anderson, Canadian Journal of Research, C, 20, pp. 212-227 (1942).




“Report of the Statistical Technical Advisor to the Commission of Inquiry on Aluminum Wiring,” an analysis and interpretation prepared as technical advisor on the staff of the Tuzo Wilson Royal Commission, (April 1978).


“Design Considerations and Methods of Analysis for a Sample Survey to be carried out as part of the Supply Policy Review,” a technical report prepared for the study commissioned by the Management Board of Cabinet of the Government of Ontario, (1975).


“A Critical Appraisal of Some Sample Survey Methodological Studies Recently Conducted in the Broadcast Media Field,” a technical report prepared for the BBM Bureau of Broadcast Measurement, (March 1974).


“Statistical Efficiency of the Continuous Consumer Purchase Diary Service Operated by the Consumer Panel of Canada,” a technical appraisal prepared for International Surveys Limited, Toronto, (1967).


“Computerized Media Selection Techniques,” a technical analysis with recommendations prepared for the Consumer Division of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, Wisconsin, (1964).


“Calendar Adjustment of Time Series by Regression Methods, a technical paper prepared for the Newsprint Association of Canada and the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association on behalf of Abitibi Power and Paper Co. Ltd., (1960).


“An Analysis of Production Scheduling in a Fine Paper Mill: The Reallocation and Sequencing of Products Among Four Machines to Minimize Process Time,” with J.R. Walter.  A technical report prepared for Provincial Paper Ltd., a subsidiary of Abitibi Power and Paper Limited, Toronto, (1957).


Linear Programming: A Key to Optimum Newsprint Production,” Pulp and Paper Magazine of Canada, (March 1956).


The Trim Problem: An Application of Linear Programming to the Manufacture of Newsprint Paper,” with John R. Walter.  Technical reports prepared for Abitibi Power and Paper Company Limited, Toronto, (1952-1955).  Abstract appears in Econometrica, Vol. 22, p. 336 (1955).