Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Applied Economics and Statistics
Wood, Daniel H
Kropp , Jaclyn
Rosopa , Patrick
In this thesis, we compare the abilities of Big Five locus of personality traits, religiosity, risk aversion, contextual, and historical variables in explaining behavior in the Trust Game, the Minimum Effort Game, and a Cheap Talk Game. We find that that behavior in the games is largely explained by contextual and historical variables, with some influence from personality traits. This suggests that, while there is a role for personality traits in explaining behavior in economic settings, most variation is explained by the context of economic interactions and the results of previous interactions.
Hasan, Sohaib, "INCORPORATING PERSONALITY TRAIT PYSCHOLOGY INTO ECONOMIC DECISION MAKING MODELS" (2013). All Theses. 479.