Posts Tagged ‘height’

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    Health and GDP

    Apr 28, 11 • 127 Views • Developing Economies, Economic Debates, Economic History, Economic Thinkers, Households, Innovation, Labor, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo 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...

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    Growth Stories

    Nov 20, 10 • 110 Views • Economic History, Government, Innovation, Macroeconomic Measurement1 Comment

    Height is about more than how tall you are. When affluence grows, so too do people. Why? Height seems to correspond to economic growth.  Connecting height and economic growth, a wonderful New Yorker article from 2004 tells us that Americans grew taller...

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    Tall Stories: Height and Success

    Apr 2, 10 • 96 Views • Households, Macroeconomic MeasurementNo Comments

    A recent Daily Mail article about President Sarkozy’s height sensitivity reminded me of studies that relate height to success.   But first, some height stats: Nicholas Sarkozy (France): 5’5″ Barack Obama (U.S.): 6’2″ Angela...