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John Butler

Program Director for M.S. Finance; Associate Director of Energy Management and Innovation Center

Department:     Finance

Additional Titles:     Clinical Associate Professor

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Finalist for INFORMS Franz Edelman Award for Outstanding Practice



Dean's Summer Research Fellowship, Ohio State University



Honorable Mention (2nd place) Practice Award INFORMS Decision Analysis Society



Ying He, Jim S. Dyer, John C. Butler, and Jianmin Jia. 2019. An Additive Model of Decision Making Under Risk and Ambiguity. Journal of Mathematical Economics 85, 78-92.

Jim S. Dyer and John C. Butler. 2016. Modeling Correlated Discrete Uncertainties in Event Trees with Copulas. Risk Analysis: An International Journal 36(2), 396-410.

Douglas J. Morrice, Paul Cronin, Fehmi Tanrisever, and John C. Butler. 2016. Supporting Hurricane Inventory Management Decisions With Consumer Demand Estimates. Journal of Operations Management 45, 86-100.

Ying He, Jim S. Dyer, and John C. Butler. 2014. Decomposing a Utility Function Based on Discrete Distribution Independence. Decision Analysis 11(4), 233-249.

Ying He, Jim S. Dyer, and John C. Butler. 2013. On the Axiomatization of the Satiation and Habit Formation Utility Models. Operations Research 61(6), 1399-1410.

John C. Butler and Jovan Grahovac. 2012. Learning, Imitation, and the Use of Knowledge: A Comparison of Markets, Hierarchies, and Teams. Organization Science 23(5), 1249-1263.

L. Robin Keller, Manel Baucells, John C. Butler, Philippe Delquie, Jason Merrick, Gregory Parnell, and Ahti Salo. 2009. From the Editors. Decision Analysis 6(4), 199-201.

Leslie T. Maiman Jr., John C. Butler, Leon S. Lasdon, and Jim S. Dyer. 2009. Long-Range Planning for a West Texas Catholic Diocese. Interfaces 39, 133-144.

John C. Butler, Jim S. Dyer, and Jianmin Jia. 2006. Using Attributes to Predict Objectives in Preference Models. Decision Analysis 3(2), 100-116.

John C. Butler, Jim S. Dyer, and J. Jia. 2005. An Empirical Evaluation of the Assumptions of Risk-Value Models. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 30(2), 133-156.

R. Barki, E. Rolland, John C. Butler, and W. Fan. 2005. Decision Support System Induced Guidance for Model Formulation and Solution. Decision Support Systems 40(2), 269-281.

John C. Butler, A. N. Chebeskov, Jim S. Dyer, T. Edmunds, J. Jia, and V. I. Oussanov. 2005. The United States and Russia Evaluate Plutonium Disposition Options with Multiattribute Utility Theory. Interfaces 35(1), 88-101.

John C. Butler, Jim S. Dyer, J. Jia, and Kerem Tomak. 2003. Enabling E-Transactions with Multi-Attribute Preference Models, in State of the Art of Multiple Criteria Decision Analysis, J. Figueira, S. Greco, and M. Ehrgott, eds. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

John C. Butler, Douglas J. Morrice, and P. W. Mullarkey. 2001. A Multiple Attribute Utility Theory Approach to Ranking and Selection. Management Science 47(6), 800-816.

J. Jia, Jim S. Dyer, and John C. Butler. 2001. Generalized Disappointment Models. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 22, 59-78.

John C. Butler and D. Olson. 1999. Comparison of the Centroid and Simulation Approaches for Selection Sensitivity Analysis. Journal of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis 8, 146-161.

J. Jia, Jim S. Dyer, and John C. Butler. 1999. Measures of Perceived Risk. Management Science 45, 519-532.

John C. Butler and Jim S. Dyer. 1999. Optimizing Natural Gas Flows with Linear Programming. Decision Sciences 30, 563-580.

Jim S. Dyer, John C. Butler, T. Edmunds, and J. Jia. 1998. A Multivariate Utility Analysis of the Alternatives for the Disposition of Surplus Weapons-grade plutonium. Operations Research 46, 749-762.

John C. Butler, J. Jia, and Jim S. Dyer. 1997. Simulation Techniques for the Sensitivity Analysis on Multi-Criteria Decision Models. European Journal of Operational Research 103, 531-546.

Andrew B. Whinston, David L. Paul, John C. Butler, and Keri E. Pearlson. 1996. Computationally Modeling Organizational Learning and Adaptability as Resource Allocation: An Artificial Adaptive Systems Approach. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory 2, 301-324.