Economics - General

Surprising insights from the social sciences

What have my fellow brethren of social scientists discovered lately? The Boston Globe summaries some interesting findings such as:

  • Women find men with stubble more attractive than those who are clean shaven or have significant amounts of facial hair. I guess women must think Brett Favre is a sexy dude…whether or not he is retired.
  • Evidence of the winner’s curse is found in major league baseball free agency.
  • Award-winning CEOs earn more money, but their companies preform worse. Is regression to the mean at work?

Hat tip: The Sports Economist.