Integrating Personality Psychology into Economics

36 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2011

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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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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.

Keywords: personality psychology, behavioral economics, identification, causality

JEL Classification: I2, J24

Suggested Citation

Heckman, James J., Integrating Personality Psychology into Economics. IZA Discussion Paper No. 5950. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1922022

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