Reproduction Materials for: On the Timing of Relevant Weather Conditions in Agriculture

Zhiyun Li & Ariel Ortiz-Bobea
**PI-Provided Abstract**: A growing literature is analyzing the effects of weather on agricultural outcomes. In these studies, constructing weather variables requires researchers to define a “season”, a period over which weather conditions are considered relevant to the outcome. We explore the consequences of assuming an incorrect season in such analyses. We show in simulations that imposing an incorrect season introduces non-classical measurement error in weather regressors, causing unknown biases. We propose an approach to recover...
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