Hot or Not in the AEA

Every year the AEA conducts elections to determine who will sit on the executive committee.  The AEA ballot includes a short biography of the candidate and a small picture.  Daniel Hamermesh looks at 312 elections between 1966 and 2004 and finds that better looking candidates are more likely to win.  Most interestingly, using candidates who compete in multiple elections, Hamermesh finds that the same candidate does better with a better picture.

I have yet to be nominated for the AEA executive committee but should that happen I think I will submit this picture


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