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Discrete Time Duration Models with Group-level Heterogeneity

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  • Anders Frederiksen

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    (Stanford University)

  • Bo E. Honoré

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    (Princeton University)

  • Luojia Hu

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    (Northwestern University)

Abstract

Dynamic discrete choice panel data models have received a great deal of attention. In those models, the dynamics is usually handled by including the lagged outcome as an explanatory variable. In this paper we consider an alternative model in which the dynamics is handled by using the duration in the current state as a covariate. We propose estimators that allow for group specific effect in parametric and semiparametric versions of the model. The proposed method is illustrated by an empirical analysis of job durations allowing for firm level effects.

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Paper provided by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research in its series Discussion Papers with number 05-008.

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Keywords: Panel Data; Discrete Choice; Duration Models;

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  1. Raquel Carrasco & J. Ignacio García Pérez, 2008. "Unemployment duration among immigrants and natives: unobserved heterogeneity in a multi-spell duration model," Economics Working Papers we086933, Universidad Carlos III, Departamento de Economía.
  2. Boris Hirsch & Claus Schnabel, 2012. "Women Move Differently: Job Separations and Gender," Journal of Labor Research, Springer, vol. 33(4), pages 417-442, December.
  3. Bo Honore & Aureo de Paula, 2008. "Interdependent Durations," PIER Working Paper Archive 08-007, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania.
  4. Bo E. Honoré & Aureo de Paula, 2009. ""Interdependent Durations" Third Version," PIER Working Paper Archive 09-039, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, revised 01 Feb 2008.
  5. Bernauer, Thomas & Kalbhenn, Anna & Koubi, Vally & Ruoff, Gabriele, 2008. "Globalization, Political Regimes and International Environmental Commitment," Proceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Zurich 2008 1, Verein für Socialpolitik, Research Committee Development Economics.
  6. Thomas Cornelißen & Olaf Hübler, 2011. "Unobserved Individual and Firm Heterogeneity in Wage and Job‐Duration Functions: Evidence from German Linked Employer–Employee Data," German Economic Review, Verein für Socialpolitik, vol. 12(4), pages 469-489, November.
  7. M. Picchio, 2011. "Lagged Duration Dependence in Mixed Proportional Hazard Models," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 11/747, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
  8. Basu, Deepankar & de Jong, Robert, 2009. "A note on binary choice duration models," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 102(1), pages 17-18, January.
  9. Frederiksen, Anders & Halliday, Timothy J. & Koch, Alexander K., 2010. "What Do We Work For? An Anatomy of Pre- and Post-Tax Earnings Growth," IZA Discussion Papers 5298, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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  11. Bo E. Honore & Aureo de Paula, 2007. "Interdependent Durations, Second Version," PIER Working Paper Archive 08-044, Penn Institute for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, revised 01 Nov 2008.
  12. Hausman, Jerry A. & Woutersen, Tiemen, 2014. "Estimating a semi-parametric duration model without specifying heterogeneity," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 178(P1), pages 114-131.
  13. Frederiksen, Anders & Honore, Bo E. & Hu, Luojia, 2007. "Discrete time duration models with group-level heterogeneity," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 141(2), pages 1014-1043, December.

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