A General Semiparametric Approach to Inference with Marker-Dependent Hazard Rate Models

Gerard J. van den Berg*, Enno Mammen*, Lena Janys*, Jens Perch Nielsen*

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We examine a new general class of hazard rate models for durationdata, containing a parametric and a nonparametric component. Bothcan be a mix of a time effect and possibly time-dependent covariate effects. A number of well-known models are special cases. In a counting process framework, a general profile likelihood estimator is developed and the parametric component of the model is shown to be asymptotically normal and efficient. Finite sample properties are investigated in simulations. The estimator is applied to investigate the long-run relationship between birth weight and later-life mortality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-67
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Econometrics
Issue number1
Early online date5-Mar-2020
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2021


  • Covariate effects
  • duration analysis
  • kernel estimation
  • mortality
  • semiparametric estimation

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