Biological economics

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Since 1900 and the advent of mass media, the taller candidate has tended to win US presidential elections.

Biological economics is an interdisciplinary field in which the interaction of human biology and economics is studied. For example, it has been found that chief executives tend to be taller and have wider faces than average.[1] The journal Economics and Human Biology covers the field and has an impact factor of 2.722.[2]

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  1. ^ Lucy Kellaway (28 April 2013), "The business case for hiring the fat and the ugly", Financial Times
  2. ^ Economics & Human Biology, Elsevier, 2013