Height and Leadership
This paper studies the relationship between height and leadership. Using data from a representative sample of Swedish men, I document that tall men are significantly more likely to attain managerial positions. An increase in height by 10 centimeters (3.94 inches) is associated with a 2.2 percentage point increase in the probability of holding a managerial position. Selection into managerial positions explains about 15 percent of the unconditional height wage premium. However, at least half of the height-leadership correlation is due to a positive correlation between height and cognitive and noncognitive ability.
|Date of creation:||28 May 2010|
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|Publication status:||Forthcoming as Lindqvist, Erik, 'Height and Leadership' in Review of Economics and Statistics.|
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- Grönqvist, Erik & Vlachos, Jonas, 2008.
"One size fits all? The effects of teacher cognitive and non-cognitive abilities on student achievement,"
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2008:25, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
- Grönqvist, Erik & Vlachos, Jonas, 2008. "One Size Fits All? The Effects of Teacher Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Abilities on Student Achievement," CEPR Discussion Papers 7086, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
- Böckerman, Petri & Johansson, Edvard & Kiiskinen, Urpo & Heliövaara, Markku, 2010. "Does physical capacity explain the height premium?," MPRA Paper 20108, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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