We are mere days away from the change. In the middle of the night as we transition from Saturday to Sunday, the time on our clocks will change. The irony is that as we transition to Daylight Saving Time, we lose an hour. It’s just an hour. No big deal, right? Cue a parable. One […]

Do arbitrary clock conventions help determine the geographic distribution of educational attainment levels? Maulik Jagnani, Poor Sleep: Sunset Time and Human Capital Production. Nov. 1 2018 This question is the premise for an analysis of the effect of the time of day the sun sets (and by extension rises) on academic achievement for India’s school […]

The practice of changing our clocks by an hour twice a year to accommodate Daylight Saving Time is not merely disrupting your sleep twice a year. For people with some mental illnesses it can be dangerous and even deadly. A study of suicide data in Australia, Small shifts in diurnal rhythms are associated with an […]