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A Simple Procedure for the Evaluation of Treatment Effects on Duration Variables

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  • Abbring, Jaap H.

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    (Tilburg University)

  • van den Berg, Gerard J.

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    (University of Mannheim)

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Often, a treatment and the outcome of interest are characterized by the moment they occur, and these moments are realizations of stochastic processes with dependent unobserved determinants. We develop a simple and intuitive method for inference on the treatment effect. The method can be implemented as a graphical procedure or as a straightforward parameter test in an auxiliary univariate single-spell duration model. The method exploits information on the timing of the treatment relative to the outcome that is discarded in binary treatment analyses.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 810.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp810

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Keywords: duration analysis; hazard rate; selectivity bias; treatment effect; unobserved heterogeneity;

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  1. Michael Svarer, 2007. "The Effect of Sanctions on the Job Finding Rate: Evidence from Denmark," Economics Working Papers 2007-10, School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus.

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