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The Effects of Extended Unemployment Insurance over the Business Cycle: Evidence from Regression Discontinuity Estimates Over Twenty Years

Johannes F. Schmieder, Till M. von Wachter, Stefan Bender

NBER Working Paper No. 17813
Issued in February 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Melanie Arntz, Robert Barro, David Card, Raj Chetty, Pierre-André Chiappori, Janet Currie, Steve Davis, Christian Dustmann, Johannes Görgen, Jennifer Hunt, Larry Katz, Kevin Lang, David Lee, Leigh Linden, Bentley MacLeod, Costas Meghir, Matt Notowidigdo, Jonah Rockoff, Gary Solon, Gerard van den Berg, four anonymous referees, as well as seminar participants at Boston University, Columbia University, University of California Berkeley, Chicago Booth GSB, University of Bayreuth, University of Nuremberg, University of Mannheim,University of Munich, University of Wisconsin Maddison, Harvard University, Brown University, the NBER Summer Institute 2010, conferences at the Philadelphia and Atlanta Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the RWI Essen, and the Econometric Society World Congress 2010, for helpful comments. Adrian Baron, Benedikt Hartmann, Uliana Loginova, Patrycja Scioch, and Stefan Seth provided sterling research assistance. All remaining errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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