Paper Talks of Penis Size and its Effects on Economics and GDP of a Country

Apparently, like many other things in the world, the economy is also controlled by penis size. A paper authored by Tatu Westling of Helsinki University talks of the relation between penis size and its relation to a country’s GDP. Here’s something from the abstract of the paper:

It can alone explain over 15% of the variation in GDP. The GDP maximizing size is around 13.5 centimetres, and a collapse in economic development is identified as the size of male organ exceeds 16 centimetres. Economic growth between 1960 and 1985 is negatively associated with the size of male organ, and it alone explains 20% of the variation in GDP growth. With due reservations it is also found to be more important determinant of GDP growth than country’s political regime type. Controlling for male organ slows convergence and mitigates the negative effect of population growth on economic development slightly. Although all evidence is suggestive at this stage, the `male organ hypothesis’ put forward here is robust to exhaustive set of controls and rests on surprisingly strong correlations.

Via Kottke