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National Character and Economic Performance

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  • Bijou Yang
  • David Lester

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The present study explored whether the average scores on a personality test of the residents in 55 nations were associated with the gross domestic product per capita in the year 2000 and the growth in the GDP/capita from 2001-2005. Nations whose residents had higher score on a measure of neuroticism had a higher GDP/capita in 2000, and nations whose residents had higher scores on a measure of agreeableness had lower growth in the GDP/capita from 2001 to 2005. This supports Lynn¡¯s hypothesis that national character might contribute to the prediction of the economic performance of nations.

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  • Bijou Yang & David Lester, 2018. "National Character and Economic Performance," International Journal of Economics and Finance, Canadian Center of Science and Education, vol. 10(9), pages 1-9, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibn:ijefaa:v:10:y:2018:i:9:p:9
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    1. Bijou Yang & David Lester, 2016. "Personality traits and economic activity," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 48(8), pages 653-657, February.
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    • R00 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General - - - General
    • Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General

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