The Importance of Being an Optimist: Evidence from Labor Markets
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We are grateful to Sheryle Dirks, Erin Gasch and Andrew Hussey for helpful comments and assistance. We received helpful feedback on drafts of this paper from seminar participants at Arizona State, Carnegie Mellon, Colorado, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, HKUST, INSEAD, Stockholm School of Economics, Texas, UNC, UCLA, and the NBER Fall 2007 Corporate Finance Meetings. Dan Blanchette provided expert assistance assembling the survey data. Any errors are our own. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.