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The Statistics Department at Oklahoma State University is the only statistics department in the state of Oklahoma.  The department offers courses in both undergraduate and graduate degree programs.  Our graduates are in demand in the areas of:  education, actuarial science, health care, agriculture research, marketing research, money and banking and many more disciplines.

OSU Department of Statistics
301 MSCS (Math Statistics and Computer Sciences)
Stillwater, OK  74078-1056
Office:  405-744-5684
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Position Announcement:  Tenure Track Assistant Professor Beginning August 2018 

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Seminar:  Friday, September 22, 2017 


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Dr.  Shengwu Shang
OSU Dept. of Statistics

The Effects of Spending on Test Pass Rates Revisited: A Spatial Statistics Approach


In 1994, Michigan initiated a school finance reform which is called Proposal A, aimed at equalization of school finances among school districts; many researches have been done for it is impacts, either on student performance, like Papke (2005, 2008), Pake and Wooldridge (2008); or on the socioeconomic segregation across school districts, like Chakrabarti and Roy (2012). However, none of them accounts for the spatial dependence among school districts. In this paper, we adopt a logit model with spatial effects to analyze the MEAP data of Michigan in 2009/2010 school year; the Hierarchical Bayesian technique is proposed for the parameter estimation. This also gives a solution to the question raised in Papke and Wooldridge (1996).




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