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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

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

    (ROA rm)

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This paper explores the interface between personality psychology andeconomics. We examine the predictive power of personality and the stability ofpersonality traits over the life cycle. We develop simple analytical frameworksfor interpreting the evidence in personality psychology and suggest promisingavenues for future research.

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Paper provided by Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA) in its series ROA Research Memorandum with number 001.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:unm:umaror:2008001

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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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