Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/28958
Authors: 
Thiel, Hendrik
Thomsen, Stephan L.
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 09-076
Abstract: 
There is an increasing economic literature considering personality. This paper provides an overview on the role of these skills regarding three main aspects of economic analysis: measurement, theoretical modeling, and empirical estimates. Based on the relevant literature from different disciplines, the common psychometric measures used to assess personality are discussed. A recently proposed theoretical framework of human capital production takes personality explicitly into account. It is reviewed to clarify the understanding of crucial features of skill development. Based on these foundations, the main results of the empirical literature regarding noncognitive skills are classified along the research questions and summarized.
Subjects: 
noncognitive skills
personality
human capital formation
psychometric measures
JEL: 
I20
I28
J12
J24
J31
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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