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Online Appendix: Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of the U.S. Unemployment Rate


  • Shuaizhang Feng
  • Yingyao Hu


This online appendix accompanies the paper “Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of the U.S. Unemployment Rate” by Shuaizhang Feng and Yingyao Hu. Section 1 of the appendix lists summary statistics of the CPS sample used in the paper. Section 2 of the appendix provides a detailed proof of theorem 1 in the paper. Section 3 evaluates assumptions 1 and 2 in the paper through detailed monte carlo simulations. Section 4 tests assumptions 3 and 4 in the paper directly using CPS data. Additional empirical results including robustness checks are presented in sections 5, 6 and 7.

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  • Shuaizhang Feng & Yingyao Hu, 2012. "Online Appendix: Misclassification Errors and the Underestimation of the U.S. Unemployment Rate," Economics Working Paper Archive 596, The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:jhu:papers:596

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