Using the life satisfaction approach to value daylight savings time transitions: Evidence from Britain and Germany

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Daniel Kuehnle; Christoph Wunder;
  • Publisher: Nürnberg: Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Bavarian Graduate Program in Economics (BGPE)
  • Subject: daylight savings time, life satisfaction, regression discontinuity, UK, Germany | H41 | daylight savings time | I31 | UK | Germany | regression discontinuity | life satisfaction
    • jel: jel:I31 | jel:H41
      ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: digestive, oral, and skin physiology

Daylight savings time (DST) represents a public good with costs and benefits. We provide the first comprehensive examination of the welfare effects of the spring and autumn transitions for the UK and Germany. Using individual-level data and a regression discontinuity de... View more
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