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Beauty and Productivity in Academic Publishing

Autor: Mgr. Ing. Kseniya Bortnikova ,
Typ: IES Working Papers
Rok: 2023
Číslo: 10
Publikováno v: IES Working Papers 10/2023
Místo vydání: Praha
Klíčová slova: Beauty bias, productivity, discrimination, academic publishing
JEL kódy: C83, J3, J7, M51
Citace: Bortnikova K. (2023): "Beauty and Productivity in Academic Publishing" IES Working Papers 10/2023. IES FSV. Charles University.
Abstrakt: Academic publishing represents a field in which the opportunity for discrimination based on appearance should be limited since intellectual skills must play a key role. In this work, I document the beauty effect for economic scholars. Using unique data on academics who published their research papers in economic journals in 2017 I test whether more attractive academics are more productive. I found evidence that appearance is positively and significantly associated with the success of research output as measured by the higher number of citations. However, the effect magnitude is rather small, and it becomes even smaller when I control for the ranking of the Ph.D. granting institution.
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