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Discrete Time Duration Models with Group-level Heterogeneity

  • Anders Frederiksen


    (Stanford University)

  • Bo E. Honoré


    (Princeton University)

  • Luojia Hu


    (Northwestern University)

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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