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Nobel Beauty

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  • Jan Fidrmuc

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    (Department of Economics and Finance and CEDI, Brunel University, UK; Institute for Strategy and Analysis, Government Office of the Slovak Republic; CESifo Munich; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis; Global Labor Organization)

  • Boontarika Paphawasit

    ()

    (College of Arts, Media and Technology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand)

  • Çiğdem Börke Tunalı

    ()

    (Department of Economics, Istanbul University, Turkey; Le Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Économie, Université de Strasbourg, France)

We consider the effect of physical attractiveness, assessed using publicly available pictures of top scientists, on their probability of winning the Nobel Prize. There is now an extensive body of literature that finds that physically attractive people receive non-negligible benefits in the labor market, marriage market and social life. In contrast, we find that attractiveness is negatively correlated with the probability of being awarded the Nobel, with the magnitude of this effect being non-negligible. We discuss the potential mechanisms that could explain this result.

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Paper provided by The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in its series Working Paper Series with number 17-27.

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  1. Niclas Berggren & Henrik Jordahl & Panu Poutvaara, 2010. "The Right Look: Conservative Politicians Look Better and their Voters Reward it," CESifo Working Paper Series 3310, CESifo Group Munich.
  2. Price, Michael K., 2008. "Fund-raising success and a solicitor's beauty capital: Do blondes raise more funds?," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(3), pages 351-354, September.
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  4. Hamermesh, Daniel S., 2006. "Changing looks and changing "discrimination": The beauty of economists," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 93(3), pages 405-412, December.
  5. Soohyung Lee, 2015. "Beauty pays but does investment in beauty?," IZA World of Labor, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), pages 198-198, September.
  6. Rablen, Matthew D. & Oswald, Andrew J., 2008. "Mortality and immortality: The Nobel Prize as an experiment into the effect of status upon longevity," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 1462-1471, December.
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