The Millennium Bub

8 Pages Posted: 25 May 2006

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Joshua S. Gans

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management; NBER

Andrew Leigh

Australian National University - Economics Program, Research School of Social Sciences

Date Written: May 25, 2006

Abstract

How much do non-medical factors affect the timing of conceptions, births and deaths? To test this, we estimate the effect of the millennium on conceptions, births and deaths. With a highly flexible empirical specification, we find large and significant increases in conceptions and births, and suggestive evidence of an effect on deaths.

Keywords: conceptions, births, deaths, timing, millennium

JEL Classification: I12, J13

Suggested Citation

Gans, Joshua S. and Leigh, Andrew, The Millennium Bub (May 25, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904304 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.904304

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Andrew Leigh

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