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Bayesian Estimation of Cox Models with Random Effects: An Application to the Ratification of ILO Conventions

Guillaume Horny, Bernhard Boockmann, Dragana Djurdjevic & François Laisney

abstract Working Paper, BETA, Strasbourg#### not available in German This empirical study investigates the ratification behaviour of ILO member states. We use a multivariate hazard model for the analysis of data on the timing of ratifications of different conventions. The model accounts for two random effects, one at the country level and the other at the convention level. We use a semi-parametric Bayesian approach, based on the partial likelihood. Our findings confirm the results of preceding studies that ratification behaviour varies substantially across members states and conventions. Furthermore, the results yield insights on the impact of unobserved heterogeneity on the ratification process. Download Discussion Paper: (pdf, 271kb)
   
type discussion paper (English)
   
keywords gibbs sampling
   
project Lechner
date of appearance 1-1-2004
citation Horny, G., Boockmann, B., Djurdjevic, D., & Laisney, F. (2004). Bayesian Estimation of Cox Models with Random Effects: An Application to the Ratification of ILO Conventions.