Dynamic binary outcome models with maximal heterogeneity

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dc.contributor.author Browning, Martin
dc.contributor.author Carro, Jesús M.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-11T16:30:07Z
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dc.date.issued 2014-02
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Carro, J. ; Browning, Martin. “Dynamic binary outcome models with maximal heterogeneity”, Journal of Econometrics v. 178, n. 2, pp. 805-823, 2014
dc.identifier.issn 0304-4076
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/20689
dc.description.abstract Most econometric schemes to allow for heterogeneity in micro behavior have two drawbacks: they do not fit the data and they rule out interesting economic models. In this paper we consider the time homogeneous first order Markov (HFOM) model that allows for maximal heterogeneity. That is, the modeling of the heterogeneity does not impose anything on the data (except the HFOM assumption for each agent) and it allows for any theory model (that gives a HFOM process for an individual observable variable). 'Maximal' means that the joint distribution of initial values and the transition probabilities is unrestricted. We establish necessary and sufficient conditions for generic local point identification of our heterogeneity structure that are very easy to check, and we show how it depends on the length of the panel. We apply our techniques to a long panel of Danish workers who are very homogeneous in terms of observables. We show that individual unemployment dynamics are very heterogeneous, even for such a homogeneous group. We also show that the impact of cyclical variables on individual unemployment probabilities differs widely across workers. Some workers have unemployment dynamics that are independent of the cycle whereas others are highly-sensitive to macro shocks. (C) 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.description.sponsorship The second author gratefully acknowledges that this research was supported by a Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship within the 7th European Community Framework Programme, by grants ECO2012-31358, ECO2009-11165 and SEJ2006-05710 from the Spanish Minister of Education, MCINN (Consolider- Ingenio2010), Conse- jería de Educación de la Comunidad de Madrid (Excelecon project)
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.isversionof http://hdl.handle.net/10016/3802
dc.rights © Elsevier
dc.subject.other Discrete choice
dc.subject.other Markov processes
dc.subject.other Nonparametric identification
dc.subject.other Unemployment dynamics
dc.subject.other Discrete-choice models
dc.subject.other Finite mixture-models
dc.subject.other Identification
dc.subject.other Likelihood
dc.subject.other Participation
dc.subject.other Dependence
dc.title Dynamic binary outcome models with maximal heterogeneity
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jeconom.2013.11.005
dc.subject.jel C23
dc.subject.jel C24
dc.subject.jel J64
dc.subject.eciencia Economía
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.jeconom.2013.11.005
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. ECO2012-31358
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 805
dc.identifier.publicationissue 2
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 823
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Journal of Econometrics
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 178
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000014659
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