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The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

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

NBER Working Paper No. 13810
Issued in February 2008
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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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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w13810

Published: Lex Borghans & Angela Lee Duckworth & James J. Heckman & Bas ter Weel, 2008. "The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 43(4). citation courtesy of

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