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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

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

    (ROA rm)

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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