NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

"Beauty Is the Promise of Happiness"?

Daniel S. Hamermesh, Jason Abrevaya

NBER Working Paper No. 17327
Issued in August 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Joel Waldfogel for inspiring this project, Katrin Auspurg, George Borjas, Chris Bollinger, Gábor Kézdi, Markus Klemm, Andrew Oswald, Karl Scholz, and participants at several universities and institutes for helpful comments. We are also grateful to Sean Banks, Steven Boren and David Northrup for help in obtaining the older data sets. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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