The millennium bub

Joshua S. Gans, Andrew Leigh*

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    How much do nonmedical factors affect the timing of conceptions, births and deaths? To test this, we estimate the effect of the millennium on conceptions, births and deaths. With a highly flexible empirical specification, we find large and significant increases in conceptions and births, and suggestive evidence of an effect on deaths.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1467-1470
    Number of pages4
    JournalApplied Economics Letters
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009


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