• Empirical likelihood approach estimation of structural equation models 

    Yuan, Yiyong (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This thesis provides a preliminary investigation of empirical likelihood approach estimation of structural equation models. An auxiliary variable approach built on general estimating equation methods in the EL settings is ...
  • Estimates of school productivity and implications for policy 

    Peng, Xiao (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    School productivity was not perfectly estimated because of the sampling error and the measurement error. The traditional Ordinary Least Square (OLS) leaves the estimation of school productivity questionable. Moreover, ...