Posts Tagged ‘anthropometric history’

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    India’s Height Mystery

    Jun 1, 15 • 240 Views • No Comments

    Long assumed to have a direct relationship, the connection between height and GDP becomes more complex when we compare India and Africa......  [read more]

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    Economic Growth: Tall Tennis Players

    Aug 27, 13 • 526 Views • No Comments

    I was just reading about John Isner (6’10”), Juan Martin del Potro (6’6″), Milos Raonic (6’5″) and Ivo Karlovic (6’10”).  Top ranked tennis players, they represent an increasingly tall person’s sport. At......  [read more]

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    Winning the Olympics

    Mar 15, 12 • 412 Views • No Comments

    How to predict Olympic medal winners? Economics. It takes money to train a world class athlete. The most economically fit countries can afford to train their athletes. Also, the “host bounce” helps. In the past, host countries have enjoyed a 3......  [read more]

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    Tall Stories

    Feb 28, 12 • 437 Views • No Comments

    Explaining why no N.B.A. team drafted Jeremy Lin and the Knicks only picked him as a backup, New Yorker financial writer James Surowiecki focuses on height. But not how you might expect. Surowiecki talks about height and good looks to illustrate how......  [read more]

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    Health and GDP

    Apr 28, 11 • 479 Views • No Comments

    We are taller, healthier, heavier, and living longer. In 1790, a typical Frenchman weighed 110 pounds. Now, the scale says 170. That 60-pound difference relates to a lot more than food. According to a new book from Nobel prize winning economist Robert Fogel......  [read more]