Temperature and the allocation of time

Abstract

Following Graff Zivin and Neidell (2014), this paper addresses reallocation of time spent by humans doing activities due to global warming under the Great Recession effects. Time allocated to leisure activities is responsive in the cold weather but not in the warm weather. Time allocated to working is not significantly responsive to temperature changes, neither in cold nor warm weather. In addition, although the unemployment rates increased remarkably during the Great Recession, there is no statistically significant effects of the recession on the relationship between temperature and time allocation.

Thuy Doan
Thuy Doan
Ph.D. Candidate in Economics, Graduate Research Assistant

Thuy Doan is an independent and detail-oriented economics researcher with demonstrated abilities in empirical analysis. Skilled in applied econometrics and programming. Focused on energy and climate issues, especially topics of energy conservation, extreme weather, and natural gas market.