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Losing Sleep at the Market: The Daylight Saving Anomaly

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  • Lisa A. Kramer
  • Mark J. Kamstra
  • Maurice D. Levi

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Motivated by the recent flurry of activity in sleep research, this paper explores the connection between sleep disruptions following Spring and Fall clock shifts associated with daylight-savings time, and equity returns. It is shown that the "weekend effect" in the form of the lower-than-expected Friday-to Monday returns is particularly pronounced for the two weekends involving daylight-savings clock changes.
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  • Lisa A. Kramer & Mark J. Kamstra & Maurice D. Levi, 2000. "Losing Sleep at the Market: The Daylight Saving Anomaly," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 90(4), pages 1005-1011, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:90:y:2000:i:4:p:1005-1011
    Note: DOI: 10.1257/aer.90.4.1005
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