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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

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  • Lex Borghans
  • Angela Lee Duckworth
  • James J. Heckman
  • Bas ter Weel

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This paper explores the interface between personality psychology and economics. We examine the predictive power of personality and the stability of personality traits over the life cycle. We develop simple analytical frameworks for interpreting the evidence in personality psychology and suggest promising avenues for future research.

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Article provided by University of Wisconsin Press in its journal Journal of Human Resources.

Volume (Year): 43 (2008)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Handle: RePEc:uwp:jhriss:v:43:y:2008:i4:p972-1059

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    by Liam Delaney in Economics and Psychology Research on 2012-04-18 10:30:00
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