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The economics and psychology of personality traits

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  • Borghans, L.

    (Macro, International & Labour Economics)

  • Duckworth, A.L.

    (Externe publicaties SBE)

  • Heckman, J.

    (Externe publicaties SBE)

  • ter Weel, B.J.

    (Macro, International & Labour Economics)

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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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  • Borghans, L. & Duckworth, A.L. & Heckman, J. & ter Weel, B.J., 2008. "The economics and psychology of personality traits," ROA Research Memorandum 001, Maastricht University, Research Centre for Education and the Labour Market (ROA).
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