We examine a collection of natural experiments in which states expanded allowable Sunday sales hours


We inquire a collation of consistent experiments in which states large legal Sunday sales hours for liquor. Our results indicate that consumers extension their liquor decrement in rejoinder to strong Sunday on-premise sales hours, but not in rejoinder to strong off-premise sales hours.

Below is the key tentative finding from a modern NBER working disquisition titled “Do consumers muniment precommitment opportunities? Evidence from consistent experiments involving liquor decrement” by Douglas Bernheim, Jonathan Meer, and Neva Novarro: