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Publication - Professor Gerard Van den Berg

    On the detection of state dependence using aggregate outflow data

    Comments on previous studies

    Citation

    Berg, GJVD & Van Ours, JC, 1998, ‘On the detection of state dependence using aggregate outflow data: Comments on previous studies’. Economic Journal, vol 108., pp. 1422-1430

    Abstract

    In this paper we examine a rather popular eyeball check which has been used to establish the presence of state dependence in aggregate unemployment duration data. We correct the literature by showing that this check may well lead to wrong conclusions.

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