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Replication data for: Driving under the (Cellular) Influence

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bhargava, Saurabh
  • Pathania, Vikram S.
Publication Date
2013-01-02
Description
  • Abstract

    We investigate the causal link between driver cell phone use and crash rates by exploiting a natural experiment induced by the 9 pm price discontinuity that characterizes a majority of recent cellular plans. We first document a 7.2 percent jump in driver call likelihood at the 9 pm threshold. Using a prior period as a comparison, we next document no corresponding change in the relative crash rate. Our estimates imply an upper bound in the crash risk odds ratio of 3.0, which rejects the 4.3 asserted by Redelmeier and Tibshirani (1997). Additional panel analyses of cell phone ownership and cellular bans confirm our result.
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  • Is supplemented by
    DOI: 10.1257/pol.5.3.92 (Text)
Publications
  • Bhargava, Saurabh, and Vikram S Pathania. “Driving under the (Cellular) Influence.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 5, no. 3 (August 2013): 92–125. https://doi.org/10.1257/pol.5.3.92.
    • ID: 10.1257/pol.5.3.92 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2019-10-13 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2019-10-13

Bhargava, Saurabh; Pathania, Vikram S. (2013): Replication data for: Driving under the (Cellular) Influence. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114836