Two economists say their study shows that investors assign higher share values to companies run by attractive chief executives, that these chiefs are paid more than less-appealing counterparts and that the better looking the C.E.O.’s, the better they are at undertaking financially successful deals. The conclusion of the unusual academic study — a sort of corporate version of “Hot or Not” — is that shareholders are as easily swayed by the glint in the eye of a chief executive as they are by a company’s actual numbers, at least in the short term. [Dealbook]

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  1. Posted by guest | January 7, 2014 at 3:27 PM

    the boys at DB, charlie munger and i ran train on sara blakely true fucking story

  2. Posted by UBS Analyst | January 7, 2014 at 3:38 PM

    We reiterate our overweight rating of YHOO with a price target of $60. The ass is still fat.

  3. Posted by Nailz6 | January 7, 2014 at 3:50 PM

    Jamie Dimon

  4. Posted by Polar Vortex | January 7, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Lars Ulrich

  5. Posted by The Ghost of Matt | January 7, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    How does this explain Facebook?

    -UBS Ugliness Quant

  6. Posted by Rebecca Martinson | January 7, 2014 at 5:18 PM

    How bout those that with actually sleep with all the shareholders?

  7. Posted by Guestimate | January 8, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Can't believe it took two "economists" to figure out that attractive people are assigned higher values by society.

    If those ass hats had a life, they'd have realized that 30 Rock even did an episode on this.

  8. Posted by Rebecca M. | January 8, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    You must get invited to all the good parties.