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Integrating Personality Psychology into Economics

James J. Heckman

NBER Working Paper No. 17378
Issued in August 2011
NBER Program(s):   CH   ED

This paper reviews the problems and potential benefits of integrating personality psychology into economics. Economists have much to learn from and contribute to personality psychology.

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