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Economic Freedom and Beauty Pageant Success in the World

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  • Lawson Robert

    (Auburn University)

  • Ross Justin

    (Indiana University)

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Beauty pageants are ubiquitous around the world, and their importance in many cultures is indisputable. This paper empirically examines those factors that contribute to beauty pageant success in a cross-national setting. Our analysis pays particular attention to the role of market liberalism, i.e., economic freedom, in the process. The results indicate that nations with higher economic freedom scores are underrepresented among Miss Universe semifinalists after controlling for other relevant determinants.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.

Volume (Year): 16 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 1-17

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:jeehcn:v:16:y:2010:i:1:n:2

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