Full list of publications

A full list of my publications is available here.  Recent publications are listed below.


Lax Chan, Bernard W. Silverman & Kyle Vincent. Multiple Systems Estimation for Sparse Capture Data: Inferential Challenges when there are Non-Overlapping Lists. Journal of the Americal Statistical Association 116, 1297-1306. DOI: 10.1080/01621459.2019.1708748

Bernard W. Silverman, Modern Slavery and Other Topics: Science in Government. Transactions of the Manchester Statistical Society, to appear. (Edited transcript of a talk given on 10 December 2019.)  

Grace Robinson, Ben Brewster, Vicky Brotherton, Bernard W. Silverman & Dave Walsh. Covid-19, Vulnerability, and the Safeguarding of Criminally Exploited Children. Research briefing, Rights Lab, University of Nottingham. (2021).

Ben Brewster, Grace Robinson, Bernard W. Silverman & Dave Walsh. Covid-19 and Child Criminal Exploitation in the UK: Implications of the Pandemic for County Lines.  Trends in Organized Crime. (2021). DOI: 10.1007/s12117-021-09442-x

Ben Brewster, Grace Robinson, Vicky Brotherton, Bernard W. Silverman & Dave Walsh. Policing County Lines: Impact of Covid-19. Research briefing, Rights Lab, University of Nottingham. (2021).

Adrian E. Raftery, Hana Ševčíková & Bernard W. Silverman. The vote package: Single transferable vote and other electoral systems in R. The R Journal. (to appear).  arXiv:2102.05801 [stat.CO]. (2021)


Ben Brewster, Grace Robinson, Vicky Brotherton, Bernard W. Silverman & Dave Walsh. The impact of COVID-19 on child criminal exploitation. Research briefing, Rights Lab, University of Nottingham. (2020).

Bernard W. Silverman. Should SAGE have a working protocol?  Written evidence submission COV-0016 for House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into the Science of COVID-19

Robin N. Thompson & about 40 others.  Key questions for modelling COVID-19 exit strategies.  Proc. R. Soc. B  287: 20201405. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1405

Bernard W. Silverman. Understanding the nature of Modern Slavery in the UK. Blog post for National Statistical: News and Insight from the Office for National Statistics introducing the ONS release Modern slavery in the UK: March 2020.

Bernard W. Silverman. Multiple Systems Analysis for the quantification of Modern Slavery: Classical and Bayesian approaches. (with Discussion) J. Roy. Stat. Soc. Ser A183, 691-736.  DOI: 10.1111/rssa.12505

Kevin Bales, Laura T. Murphy & Bernard W. Silverman. How many trafficked people are there in Greater New Orleans? Lessons in Measurement. Journal of Human Trafficking  6, 375-387. DOI: 10.1080/23322705.2019.1634936


Todd Landman and Bernard W. Silverman. Globalization and Modern Slavery. Politics and Governance 7, 275-290. Available here.


Bernard W. Silverman. Demonstrating risks is not the same as estimating prevalence. Contribution to a Symposium on the Global Slavery Index, Delta 8.7 (United Nations University, Centre for Policy Research).

Kevin Bales, Bodean Hedwards & Bernard W. Silverman. Modern Slavery Research: the UK Picture. Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner and University of Nottingham. Available at iascresearch.nottingham.ac.uk. 76pp and interactive database.

Peter J. Diggle, Peter J. Green & Bernard W. Silverman. Julian Ernst Besag. 26 March 1945–6 August 2010. Biogr. Mems Fell. R. Soc. 64, 27­–50. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbm.2017.0039