Do Super Bowl babies exist?

So a couple times during the Super Bowl, there have been commercials claiming that there are post-Super-Bowl baby booms – that is, nine months after the Super Bowl, there’s a surge in births in the city of the winning team.

This seems a lot easier to gather data for than some of the other things you hear this claimed about (blackouts, blizzards). Here’s what I could find on those:

This is easily proven or disproven, after the data wrangling (which means, let’s face it, that it’s hard). The NBER appears to have the necessary data (the tropical storm paper above links to it) although I don’t know this data set at all.  Have fun, demographers!

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