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What does it mean to find the face of the franchise? Physical attractiveness and the evaluation of athletic performance

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>06/2011
<mark>Journal</mark>Economics Letters
Issue number3
Volume111
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)200-202
Publication statusPublished
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

We show that attractiveness, as measured by facial symmetry, leads to greater rewards in professional sports. National Football League quarterbacks who are more attractive are paid greater salaries and this premium persists after controlling for player performance.