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Replication data for: Temperature and Decisions: Evidence from 207,000 Court Cases

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Heyes, Anthony
  • Saberian, Soodeh
Publication Date
2019-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We analyze the impact of outdoor temperature on high-stakes decisions (immigration adjudications) made by professional decision-makers (US immigration judges). In our preferred specification, which includes spatial, temporal, and judge fixed effects, and controls for various potential confounders, a 10°F degree increase in case-day temperature reduces decisions favorable to the applicant by 6.55 percent. This is despite judgements being made indoors, "protected" by climate control. Results are consistent with established links from temperature to mood and risk appetite and have important implications for evaluating the influence of climate on "cognitive output."
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20170223 (Text)
Publications
  • Heyes, Anthony, and Soodeh Saberian. “Temperature and Decisions: Evidence from 207,000 Court Cases.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 2 (April 2019): 238–65. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20170223.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20170223 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Heyes, Anthony; Saberian, Soodeh (2019): Replication data for: Temperature and Decisions: Evidence from 207,000 Court Cases. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113722V1