Integrating Personality Psychology into Economics
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.
This research was supported by grants from NIH R01-HD054702 and R01-HD065072; the University of Chicago; The Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET); A New Science of Virtues: A Project of the University of Chicago; the American Bar Foundation; a conference series from the Spencer Foundation; the JB & MK Pritzker Family Foundation; the Buffett Early Childhood Fund; the Geary Institute, University College Dublin, Ireland; and an anonymous funder. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.