The amount of material on this topic found by searching Google and the number of jokes made clearly indicate that it is indeed a hot topic, even more so on a Valentine’s Day.
Some articles, like 21 Reasons Why You Should Never Date an Economist by INSEAD, give quite an explicit answer.
His first book, Economic Gangsters: Violence, Corruption, and the Poverty of Nations, is a fresh look at the term “gangster.” Published by Princeton University Press in 2008, the book is an entertaining look at the underworld of global economic development.
Professor Fisman’s work has been covered widely in the popular press, from Maureen Dowd’s column in The New York Timesto al Jazeera to Shanghai Daily.
The Secrets of Dating With an Economic Twist is a post by The Everyday Economist, explaining how we pick our partners.6.Why I’m Beginning To Understand The Economist Dating Jokes … “LOVE-O-NOMICS” is a blog which is entirely dedicated to “economic evidence useful for normal people in their daily lives, and, indeed, to help you find The One“.8.14 Ways an Economist Says I Love You – a witty visual about how economists explain their feelings – in graphs!How Nobel Economic Prize Winners Solved Dating Problem – an explained application of Alvin Roth’s and Lloyd Shapley’s work to finding the One.3.An Economist Goes to a Bar and Solves the Mysteries of Dating – a quest of understanding what makes people desirable, including the results of a speed-dating experiment by Ray Fishman.4.But there were still (weak) well-defined group consensuses on a person’s relative ambition, intelligence and sincerity.The role of attractiveness in mate selection: individual variation On average, perceptions of attractiveness were very strongly predictive of how often people were interested in seeing someone again.In tangible terms, it only takes a few ratings of somebody’s relative attractiveness to be moderately confident that the person is generally perceived to be above or below average, but it’s also the case that almost all participants had at least one partner who perceived him or her to be noticeably above average, and at least one who had the opposite perception.Correlations between perceptions on different dimensions As one would expect based the Halo Effect , people who were viewed positively on one dimension were viewed positively on all dimensions.The Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise and director of the Social Enterprise Program shines a spotlight on the determinants of global corruption, altruism, and corporate social responsibility.In other words, Professor Fisman is interested in what makes people, companies, and governments do bad things.