Stigler-Becker versus Myers-Briggs: why preference-based explanations are scientifically meaningful and empirically important

@inproceedings{Caplan2003StiglerBeckerVM,
  title={Stigler-Becker versus Myers-Briggs: why preference-based explanations are scientifically meaningful and empirically important},
  author={Bennett A. Caplan},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract Economists typically object to preference-based explanations of human behavior; differences in preferences “explain everything and therefore nothing”. But this argument is only correct assuming that no empirical evidence exists to discipline preference-based explanations. In fact, over the past decade, personality psychologists have produced a robust collection of stylized facts about human preferences. While preferences are, empirically, quite stable , they are far from identical and… CONTINUE READING

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