Economics Working Papers

Publication Date

3-28-2018

Number

16002

Abstract

We reassess the literature using county border pair identification strategies to examine the effects of UI benefit duration on labor market conditions. We extend these previous approaches using a regression discontinuity-based approach that controls for changes in unobservables by distance to the border and accounts for measurement error induced by using county-level aggregates. Our new results provide no evidence of a large change in unemployment induced by differences in UI generosity across state boundaries, bringing the evidence from border-based identification strategies in line with estimates from other strands of the UI benefit duration literature.

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Original Release Date April 21, 2016

Latest Revision March 28, 2018

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48 pages

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