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Instrumental Variable Estimation for Duration Data: A Reappraisal of the Illinois Reemployment Bonus Experiment

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  • G.E. Bijwaard

    (Erasmus University, SEOR)

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We propose an Instrumental Variable method for Generalised Accelerated Failure Time (GAFT) models that adjust for possible endogeneity of the intervention of interest, without suffering the problems of the intention-to-treat method. We develop an estimatiom procedure that collapses to the linear Rank Estimation procedure for GAFT models with only exogenous variables This is accomplished by using a model that transforms the duration such that for the population parameters, this transformed duration is independent of the instrument. The estimator is used to re-analyse data from the Illinois reemploymnet Bonus experiment

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Econometrics with number 0204001.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 08 Apr 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:0204001

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Keywords: Duration analysis; Instrumental Variables; ALMP evaluation; endogenous variables;

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