Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design

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Weily Toro

Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso

Robson Tigre

University of Bologna - Department of Economics

Breno Sampaio

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Toro, Weily and Tigre, Robson and Sampaio, Breno, Daylight Saving Time and Incidence of Myocardial Infarction: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design (2015). Economics Letters, Vol. 136, 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2905341 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2905341

Weily Toro

Universidade do Estado de Mato Grosso ( email )

Av. Ingás, 3001 - Jardim Imperial
Sinop, MT 78550124
Brazil

Robson Tigre

University of Bologna - Department of Economics ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli, 2
Bologna, 40126
Italy

Breno Sampaio (Contact Author)

Universidade Federal de Pernambuco ( email )

United States

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