Essays on duration analysis and labour economics

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This Ph.D. dissertation consists of three essays on duration analysis and labour economics. Chapter 2, “Mixed Hitting Times with Time-Varying Covariates”, presents a mixed hitting-time model the that specifies durations as the first time a latent Lévy process hits a heterogeneous and time-varying threshold. Chapter 3, “Mixed Hitting Times with Noisy Measurements”, extends the mixed hitting-time model with time-varying covariates that provide noisy measurements on its latent state. Chapter 4, “Are Shorter Temporary Contracts Worse Stepping Stones? Evidence from a 2015 Reform in the Dutch Labour Market”, studies how the recent policy reform in the Netherlands of tightening the length restriction on the renewed temporary contracts affects the probability of moving to permanent contracts, also known as the stepping stone effect.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Abbring, Jaap, Promotor
  • Drepper, Bettina, Co-promotor
Award date21 Jan 2019
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 582 9
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Duration analysis
Labor economics
Temporary contracts
Time-varying covariates
Time-varying
Policy reform
Labour market
The Netherlands

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Zheng, K. (2019). Essays on duration analysis and labour economics. Tilburg: CentER, Center for Economic Research.
Zheng, Kun. / Essays on duration analysis and labour economics. Tilburg : CentER, Center for Economic Research, 2019. 124 p.
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