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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

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  • Borghans, Lex

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    (ROA and Maastricht University)

  • Duckworth, Angela Lee

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    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Heckman, James J.

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    (University of Chicago)

  • Weel, Bas ter

    ()

    (UNU-MERIT and CPB)

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 United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 010.

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