A regression model for the copula-graphic estimator

Simon M.S. Lo, Ralf A. Wilke

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We suggest a pragmatic extension of the nonparametric copula-graphic estimator to a depending competing risks model with covariates. Our model is an attractive empirical approach for practitioners in many disciplines as it does not require knowledge of the marginal distributions. Although non-observable and only set-identifiable in most applications, classical duration models typically impose ad-hoc assumptions on their functional forms. Instead of directly estimating these distributions, we suggest a plug-in regression framework which utilises an estimator for the observable cumulative incidence curves which specification can be visually inspected. We perform simulations and estimate an unemployment duration model to demonstrate the advantages of our model compared to classical duration models such as the Cox proportional hazard model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-46
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Econometric Methods
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Archimedean copula
  • Dependent censoring
  • Partial identification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Applied Mathematics


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