Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/90081
Authors: 
Baert, Stijn
Decuypere, Lynn
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7847
Abstract: 
In this letter we present a laboratory experiment to assess the relative and independent effect of perceived attractiveness and personality traits on hiring decisions. Our results indicate that attractiveness and conscientiousness, followed by emotional stability, are important drivers of recruiters' decisions.
Subjects: 
lab experiments
hiring discrimination
economics of beauty
economics of personality
JEL: 
C91
J24
J71
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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