IZA DP No. 8819: A Note on Unemployment Persistence and Quantile Parameter Heterogeneity
extended version published in: Macroeconomic Dynamics, 2018, 22 (5), 1298 - 1320
The standard approach to the estimation of unemployment persistence assumes that quantile parameter heterogeneity does not matter. Using panel quantile autoregression techniques on state-level data for the United States (1980-2010), we suggest that it does.