Severe Weather and Automobile Assembly Productivity ∗

  title={Severe Weather and Automobile Assembly Productivity ∗},
  author={G{\'e}rard P. Cachon and Santiago Gallino},
It is expected that climate change could lead to an increased frequency of severe weather. In turn, severe weather intuitively should hamper the productivity of work that occurs outside. But what is the effect of rain, snow, fog, heat and wind on work that occurs indoors, such as the production of automobiles? Using weekly production data from 64 automobile plants in the United States over a ten-year period, we find that adverse weather conditions lead to a significant reduction in production… CONTINUE READING
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