Posts Tagged ‘height’

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    Tall and Short Populations

    Feb 26, 14 • 390 Views • No Comments

    Princeton economist Angus Deaton estimates that it will take 500 years for Indian women to reach the height of English women. In The Great Escape, Dr. Deaton explains that a population could be short because of nutrition or disease. When babies consume...  [read more]

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    Economic Growth: Tall Tennis Players

    Aug 27, 13 • 303 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 • 224 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 • 240 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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    Looking at Labor

    Sep 5, 11 • 247 Views • No Comments

    What if a physical trait meant you will earn $230,000 less during a lifetime?   According to one study, a person who was in the bottom one-seventh for looks earned 10% to 15% less than people who were in the top one-third. In a NY Times column, a...  [read more]