The Economics and Psychology of Personality Traits

L. Borghans*, A.L. Duckworth, J. Heckman, B.J. ter Weel

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-1059
Number of pages87
JournalJournal of Human Resources
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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