Male Organ Size and GDP per capita

When academics have too much free time on their hands, funny papers like these are to be found:

In particular, it was shown that the relationship between per capita GDP in 1985 and penile length evidenced an inverted U-shaped pattern. A strongly negative association between GDP growth from 1960 to 1985 and male organ was also identified. Somewhat surprisingly, male organ was a stronger determinant of economic development than country’s political regime type at the Polity IV autocracy-democracy spectrum.

Source: Tatu Westling. 2011. Male Organ and Economic Growth: Does Size Matter? Helsinki Center for Economic Research, Working Paper

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