Personality Psychology and Economics

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Almlund, Mathilde; Duckworth, Angela Lee; Heckman, James J.; Kautz, Tim;
(2011)
  • Publisher: Bonn: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
  • Subject: Persönlichkeitspsychologie | I2 | behavioral economics | cognitive traits | J24 | economic success | Gesundheit | wages | personality | person-situation debate | human development | Einkommen | Kriminalität | personality, behavioral economics, cognitive traits, wages, economic success, human development, person-situation debate | Bildungsniveau | Lebenszyklus
    • jel: jel:I2 | jel:J24
      ddc: ddc:330

This paper explores the power of personality traits both as predictors and as causes of academic and economic success, health, and criminal activity. Measured personality is interpreted as a construct derived from an economic model of preferences, constraints, and infor... View more
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