Integrating Personality Psychology into Economics

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James J. Heckman

University of Chicago - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); American Bar Foundation; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Date Written: August 2011

Abstract

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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Heckman, James J., Integrating Personality Psychology into Economics (August 2011). NBER Working Paper No. w17378. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1919451

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