The Times They Are A-Changin’

I just made my way over to Briggs because I have a 20-page paper due, and I am, like, totally stressed out about it.**  I was wondering why there were students milling around outside, and it turns out that they were victims of the time change — the building is supposed to open at 1, but evidently security didn’t push its clock forward yet.

At any rate, this brought to mind some calculations my colleague Paul Fischbeck and I made about the changes in pedestrian risks associated with daylight savings. The moral of the story — watch yourself crossing the street, especially when it’s dark outside.

There are some interesting regulatory policy implications of the time change. If you are interested, here are my thoughts posted at the Organizations & Markets blog last year.

**Well, not, like, totally.