Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81424
Authors: 
Lindqvist, Erik
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 835
Abstract: 
This paper studies the relationship between height and leadership. Using data from a representative sample of Swedish men, I document that tall men are significantly more likely to attain managerial positions. An increase in height by 10 centimeters (3.94 inches) is associated with a 2.2 percentage point increase in the probability of holding a managerial position. Selection into managerial positions explains about 15 percent of the unconditional height wage premium. However, at least half of the height-leadership correlation is due to a positive correlation between height and cognitive and noncognitive ability.
Subjects: 
Height
Beauty
Leadership
Discrimination
JEL: 
J24
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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