Looking good pays off in dollars and cents (Opinion, Page A23)

Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Straits Times

In today’s edition of The Straits Times, there was an article contribution by Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Department of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which he address the question on whether physically attractive people enjoy economic perks. He cited a book titled Beauty Pays by renowned labour economist Daniel Hamermesh to illustrate how better-looking people enjoy startling benefits in just about every aspect of life, and shared four reasons how beauty have an effect on one’s earnings.

The “Ask: NUS Economists” column is a monthly series by the NUS Economics Department. Each month, a panel will address a topical issue.

Click here to read it on the Straits Times website.

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