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Naked aggression: Personality and portfolio manager performance

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We provide evidence that a personality trait, aggression, has a first-order effect on group financial decision making. In a laboratory experiment on group portfolio choice, highly aggressive subjects (measured by a standard psychology test) were much more likely to recommend risky investment strategies consistent with their own personal information, regardless of the information received by other group members. Outside of this group context, aggression had no effect on subject behavior. Thus,...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0192630

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Said Business School
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Said Business School
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Publication date:
2018-02-05
Acceptance date:
2018-01-26
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:823119
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uri:8d088cda-72da-43d4-bc9e-7d9a8572f6b1
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uuid:8d088cda-72da-43d4-bc9e-7d9a8572f6b1
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pubs:823119

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