What does it mean to find the face of the franchise? Physical attractiveness and the evaluation of athletic performance

Berri, David and Simmons, Robert and Van Gilder, Jennifer and O'Neill, Lisle (2011) What does it mean to find the face of the franchise? Physical attractiveness and the evaluation of athletic performance. Economics Letters, 111 (3). pp. 200-202. ISSN 0165-1765

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Abstract

We show that attractiveness, as measured by facial symmetry, leads to greater rewards in professional sports. National Football League quarterbacks who are more attractive are paid greater salaries and this premium persists after controlling for player performance.

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Journal Article
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Economics Letters
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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56363
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Deposited On:
30 Jul 2012 11:05
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Yes
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