Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design
7 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017
Date Written: 2015
Limited evidence suggests that Daylight Saving Time (DST) shifts have a substantial influence on the risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Previous literature, however, lack proper identification necessary to vouch for causal interpretation. We exploit Daylight Saving Time shift using non-parametric regression discontinuity techniques to provide indisputable evidence that this abrupt disturbance does affect incidence of AMI.
Keywords: Daylight Saving Time, Myocardial Infarction, Regression Discontinuity
JEL Classification: I18, C21
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