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  • Flegal, J.M. (2008). Monte Carlo standard errors in Markov chain Monte Carlo; University of Minnesota Thesis. pdf
  • Flegal, J.M., Haran, M., and Jones, G.L. (2008). Markov chain Monte Carlo: Can we trust the third significant figure? Statistical Science, Vol. 23, No. 2, 250-260. arXiv
  • Flegal, J.M. and Jones, G.L. (2010). Batch means and spectral variance estimators in Markov chain Monte Carlo; Annals of Statistics, Vol. 38, No. 2, 1034-1070. arXiv
  • Flegal, J.M. and Jones, G.L. (2011). Implementing Markov chain Monte Carlo: Estimating with confidence, Handbook of Markov Chain Monte Carlo, 175-197. pdf, supp.Rnw, arXiv
  • Flegal, J.M. (2012). Applicability of subsampling bootstrap methods in Markov chain Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo and Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods 2010, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics & Statistics, Vol. 23, 363-372. SpringerLink
  • Flegal, J.M. and Herbei, R. (2012). Exact sampling for intractable probability distributions via a Bernoulli factory, Electronic Journal of Statistics, Vol. 6, 10-37. arXiv
  • Flegal, J.M., Jones, G.L., and Neath, R.C. (2013). Markov chain Monte Carlo estimation of quantiles. Submitted. arXiv
  • Johnson, A.A. and Flegal, J.M. (2013). A modified Gibbs sampler on general state spaces. Submitted. arXiv
  • Spindler, S.R., Mote, P.L. and Flegal, J.M. (2013). Lifespan effects of simple and complex nutraceutical combinations fed isocalorically to mice, Journal of the American Aging Association, 1-14.
  • Spindler, S.R., Mote, P.L., Flegal, J.M. and Teter, B. (2013). Influence on longevity of blueberry, cinnamon, green and black tea, pomegranate, sesame, curcumin, morin, Pycnogenol, quercetin and taxifolin fed isocalorically to long-lived, outcrossed mice, Rejuvenation Research, Vol. 16(2), 143-151.
  • Spindler, S.R., Mote, P.L., Li, R., Dhahbi, J.M., Yamakawa, A., Flegal, J.M. and Jeske, D.R. (2013). Beta1-adrenergic receptor blockade with metoprolol or nebivolol extends the lifespan of Drosophila and long-lived mice, Journal of the American Aging Association, Vol. 35, 2099-2109.
  • Flegal, J.M. and Gong, L. (2014). Relative fixed-width stopping rules for Markov chain Monte Carlo simulations. Statistica Sinica , to appear. arXiv
  • Jeske D.R., Flegal, J.M. and Spindler, S.R. (2014). Minimum size survival analysis sampling plans for comparing multiple treatment groups to a single control group, Communications in Statistics - Theory and Methods, Vol. 43, TBD.
  • Spindler, S.R., Mote, P.L. and Flegal, J.M. (2014). Dietary supplementation with krill oil and Lovaza shortens the lifespan of long-lived F1 mice. Submitted.
  • Crackel, R. and Flegal, J.M. (2014). Approximate Bayesian computation for a flexible class of bivariate beta distributions. Submitted. arXiv
  • Gong, L. and Flegal, J.M. (2014). A practical sequential stopping rule for high-dimensional MCMC and its application to spatial-temporal Bayesian models. Submitted. arXiv


  • Flegal, J.M. (PI), Collaborative research: Developing a theoretical and methodological framework for high-dimensional Markov chain Monte Carlo, National Science Foundation - Division of Mathematical Sciences, 2013-2016.



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