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11月13日经济系Seminar | Too Hot to Focus: The Mean and Distributional Effects of Heat on Labor Productivity
发布日期: 2019-11-04  浏览次数:

时间:2019年11月13日(星期三),12:00-13:30

地点:北京师范大学后主楼1722

报告人:邱筠(暨南大学助理教授)

主持人:李亚男

报告题目:Too Hot to Focus: The Mean and Distributional Effects of Heat on Labor Productivity

 

Abstract:We examine the effect of short-run temperature on labor productivity using a longitudinal dataset of Chinese professional archery athletes that covers all the competition records from 2010 to 2016. Exploiting random fluctuations of weather across competitions, we identify the effect of heat index in athlete-fixed effects models, finding an inverted U-shaped relationship between heat index and athlete productivity. Extreme heat also increases the spread of athlete scores by harming the lower ranked athletes more. Adaptation through accumulating competition experience is easier than improving performance in reducing the productivity loss from heat. Athletes trained in hotter areas or the competition province suffer significantly less impacts from extreme heat. Additionally, high temperatures do not have significant impacts on athlete dropout probability. Our findings have important implications for outdoor jobs relying on both physical strength and mental qualities and for developing countries with many outdoor or migrant workers.

 

报告人简介

邱筠,暨南大学经济与社会研究院助理教授,北京大学本科,俄亥俄州立大学博士,主要从事环境经济学方面的研究。论文发表于《环境经济学与管理(JEEM)》等学术刊物。


 

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