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Genoeconomics is a field of protoscience that combines molecular genetics and economics.[1][2][3] Genoeconomics is based on the idea that a person's financial behavior could be traced to their DNA and that genes are related to economic behavior. As of 2015, the results have been inconclusive. Some minor correlations have been identified.[4][5]


Nature published an online article written in 2012 about the various reactions on the subject.[6][7]


  1. ^ Benjamin, Daniel J.; Cesarini, David; Chabris, Christopher F.; Glaeser, Edward L.; et al. (2012). "The Promises and Pitfalls of Genoeconomics" (PDF). Annual Review of Economics. 4 (1): 627–662. doi:10.1146/annurev-economics-080511-110939. PMC 3592970. PMID 23482589.
  2. ^ Navarro, Arcadi (2009). "Genoeconomics: Promises and Caveats for a New Field" (PDF). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1167 (1): 57–65. doi:10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04732.x. PMID 19580553.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Beauchamp, Jonathan P; Cesarini, David; Johannesson, Magnus; van der Loos, Matthijs J. H. M; Koellinger, Philipp D; Groenen, Patrick J. F; Fowler, James H; Rosenquist, J. Niels; Thurik, A. Roy; Christakis, Nicholas A (2011). "Molecular Genetics and Economics". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 25 (4): 57–82. doi:10.1257/jep.25.4.57. PMC 3306008. PMID 22427719.
  4. ^ Neyfakh, Leon (May 13, 2012). "In search of the money gene". The Boston Globe.
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