Huan Yang


Major: Business Economics

Advisors’ name: Sam Baruch and Lindsey Lee

Department: Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

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Many previous researchers have looked at the effects of education on certain economic factors. However, this paper investigates the topic of education from a different perspective: using data of several economic factors for all 50 states in America from the year of 2017 and an education ranking system from U.S. News & World Report, this paper analyzes the effects of a state’s economic conditions on its quality of public education system through a cross-sectional model. Results from the analysis show that poverty rate, current expenditure per pupil, public high school graduation rate, and share of revenues for public elementary and secondary education have a significant impact on education quality.