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Darold Barnum

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  • Professor of Information and Decision Sciences
  • Professor of Management
  • Research Professor of Pharmacy Administration

Office: 2324 UH
Phone: (312) 996-3073


  • Ph.D. in Business and Applied Economics, 1972 UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Wharton School


  • Member of Journal of Computing in Higher Education Editorial Review Board

Research & Publications

Research Interests
  • Performance measurement--applying quantitative tools to the task
  • Data Envelopment Analysis
  • Stochastic Frontier Analysis
  • Panel Data Analysis


  • Darold Barnum, John Gleason [Creighton University], Matt Karlaftis [Engineering, National Technical University of Athens], Glen Schumock [UIC Pharmacy], Karen Shields [Sisters of St. Francis Health Services], Sonali Tandon [Chicago Transit Authority] and Surrey Walton [UIC Pharmacy] (2012) Estimating DEA Confidence Intervals with Statistical Panel Data Analysis. Journal of Applied Statistics. DOI:
  • Barnum, D., Karlaftis, M., Tandon, S. (2011) Improving the Efficiency of Metropolitan Area Transit by Joint Analysis of Its Multiple Providers. Transportation Research Part E – Logistics and Transportation, Vol 47, 160–1176.
  • Barnum, D., Walton, S., Shields, K., Schumock, G. T. (2011). Measuring Hospital Efficiency with Data Envelopment Analysis: Nonsubstitutable vs. Substitutable Inputs and Outputs. Journal of Medical Systems. DOI: 10.1007/s10916-009-9416-0
  • Barnum, D., Gleason, J.M. (2011). Measuring efficiency under fixed proportion technologies. Journal of Productivity Analysis., Volume 35, Number 3, 243-262 Barnum, D., Shields, K. L., Walton, S. M., Schumock, G. T. (2011). Improving the efficiency of distributive and clinical services in hospital pharmacy with DEA. Journal of Medical Systems. Volume 35, Number 1, Pages 59-70
  • Coupet, J. and Barnum, D. (2010) HBCU Efficiency and Endowments: An Exploratory Analysis. International Journal of Educational Advancement. 10, 186–197. doi:10.1057/ijea.2010.22
  • Barnum, D., Gleason, J. M., Hemily, B., Lin, J., Wang, P. (2010). Progressing from uncertainty to risk for DEA-based decisions. Journal of the Operational Research Society 61, 1548 --1555
  • Barnum, D., Gleason, J. M. (2010). DEA efficiency analysis involving multiple production processes. Applied Economics Letters. Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 627-632