Quantile regression for duration data: A reappraisal of the Pennsylvania Reemployment Bonus Experiments

  • Roger Koenker
  • Yannis Bilias
Part of the Studies in Empirical Economics book series (STUDEMP)


We argue that quantile regression methods can play a constructive role in the analysis of duration (survival) data offering a more flexible, more complete analysis than is typically available with more conventional methods. We illustrate the approach with a reanalysis of the data from the Pennsylvania Reemployment Bonus Experiments. These experiments, conducted in 1988–89, were designed to test the efficacy of cash bonuses paid for early reemployment in shortening the length of insured unemployment spells

Key words

wage differentials quantile regression. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger Koenker
    • 1
  • Yannis Bilias
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ChampaignUSA
  2. 2.University of CyprusCyprus

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