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Daylight Saving Time and incidence of myocardial infarction: Evidence from a regression discontinuity design

Weily Toro, Robson Tigre and Breno Sampaio

Economics Letters, 2015, vol. 136, issue C, 1-4

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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I18 C21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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