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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

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  • Lex Borghans

    (Maastrict University)

  • Angela Lee Duckworth

    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • James J. Heckman

    (University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA; American Bar Foundation, Chicago, Illinois; Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland)

  • Bas ter Weel

    (Department of International Economics with the CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Research)

Abstract

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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Paper provided by Geary Institute, University College Dublin in its series Working Papers with number 200827.

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Length: 150 pages
Date of creation: 15 Dec 2008
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Handle: RePEc:ucd:wpaper:200827

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  1. Articles for Journal Clubs
    by Liam Delaney in Geary Behaviour Centre on 2010-06-22 17:50:00
  2. Papers on Personality and Economics
    by Liam Delaney in Economics and Psychology Research on 2012-04-18 10:30:00
  3. Journal session on personality and economics
    by Liam Delaney in Economics and Psychology Research on 2012-05-04 12:58:00
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