Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20058
Authors: 
Abbring, Jaap H.
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 810
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
duration analysis
hazard rate
selectivity bias
treatment effect
unobserved heterogeneity
JEL: 
C41
C31
C14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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