José Edwards, a fellow of the Center in 2010–11, has published two new papers. "Consumer Power and Market Control: Exploring Consumer Behaviour in Affluent Contexts (1946–1980)" will appear in the European Journal of the History of Economic Thought. The paper explores the emergence and decline of two postwar, unorthodox views of consumer behavior: the view of the powerful consumer and the view of market control by producers. "The History of the Use of Self-Reports and the Methodology of Economics" appears in the Journal of Economic Methodology (volume 19, number 4, 2012). In considering the arguments for and against self-reports in relation to well-known events in the history of economics, the article highlights the role of George Katona's behavioral economics.
Elizabeth Victor, 2010 Summer Institute Student, Awarded PhD, Is Developing History-Based Course
Elizabeth Victor, a student in the 2010 Summer Institute, was awarded her PhD in philosophy this past August from the University of South Florida. She is currently a visiting instructor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where she is developing an interdisciplinary Business and Society course that will have as a basis much of the history of economics she learned at the Summer Institute. Elizabeth will teach the course in the spring 2013 semester.
Catherine Herfeld, Current Fellow of the Center, Chosen for Postdoc Appointment
Catherine Herfeld, who is a 2012–13 Fellow of the HOPE Center, has been awarded a three-year postdoctoral appointment in the Department of Philosophy at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. The appoinment will begin on May 1, 2013.
Simon Halliday, a student in the 2012 Summer Institute, successfully defended his PhD dissertation in September at the University of Siena. He is currently a lecturer in economics at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Mark Wilson Presented Paper on Archival Research at the Kentucky Economic Association Meetings
Dr. Mark Wilson presented a paper entitled “The Value of Archival Research in Economics” at the Kentucky Economic Association’s 2012 Annual Meeting. The meeting was held in Georgetown, Kentucky, on October 26.
Mark's work is an extension of Roy Weintraub’s paper “Archiving the History of Economics” (with Meardon, Gayer, and Banzhaf, Journal of Economic Literature, 1998).
Mark is an associate professor of economics at West Virginia University Tech. He attended Duke’s 2010 History of Economic Thought Summer Institute and worked the 2011 Summer in the Archives.
Konstantin Kucheryavyy Publishes Paper in Economics Letters
Konstantin Kucheryavyy, a participant in the 2012 Summer Institute, has published a paper in the November 2012 issue of Economics Letters. The paper, which is titled "Continuity of a Model with a Nested CES Utility Function and Bertrand Competition," can be read here on the publisher's website.
James Bailey Revives the History of Economics Course at Temple University
James Bailey, a participant in the 2011 and 2012 Summer Institute at the Center for the History of Political Economy, is scheduled to teach a course in the history of economics at Temple University in the spring of 2013. It will be the first time a history of economics course has been offered at Temple since Ingrid Rima retired two years ago.
Crystal Wong Awarded Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars prize
Crystal Wong, a participant in the 2011 Summer Institute, is one of the recipients of the 2012 Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars prize. The Young Scholars program, started in 2000 as an initiative from Professor Sandra Peart, is designed to support and highlight research by PhD candidates and scholars who have obtained their PhDs within the last two years. Selected participants are given the opportunity to present their work in a special Young Scholars session at the annual HES conference. At the 2012 conference, Crystal presented a paper titled "From the Treatise on Money to the General Theory: John Maynard Keynes's Journey to Abolition of the Doctrine of Forced Saving."
Warren J. Samuels was a distinguished historian of econoimcs who died in 2011. "Warren Samuels: A Personal Reminiscence," by Steven G. Medema, appears in the fall 2012 issue of HOPE. Sylvia was his wife.
Nik-Khah and Van Horn Publish Paper on Economics Imperialism
Eddie Nik-Khah and Robert Van Horn have published a paper in the most recent issue of the Journal of Economic Methodology. The paper is titled "Inland Empire: Economics Imperialism as an Imperative of Chicago Neoliberalism," and it appears in a special issue of the journal on "economics made fun."
Stefan Kolev, 2010-11 Visitor, Appointed Managing Director of the Wilhelm-Röpke-Institute
Stefan Kolev, a 2010-11 HOPE Center Visiting Scholar, was appointed Managing Director of the Wilhelm-Röpke-Institute in Erfurt, Germany. The Institute was founded in 2007 with the goal to contribute to the revitalization of ordoliberal thinking in academia and in the public sphere. Among other activities, it organizes an annual Wilhelm Röpke Lecture, an annual Young Scholars Colloquium on History of Economic Thought, and conferences and seminars on the further development of Constitutional Economics (Ordnungsökonomik). In the last years, the entire archive of Wilhelm Röpke, physically located at the University of Cologne, was digitalized by the Institute, for which currently the finding aid is being compiled.
Being the new Managing Director, Stefan, along with having a professorship of economics at the University of Applied Sciences Zwickau, attempts to continue on this promising development of the Röpke Institute by attracting new members, by finishing the archive digitalization project, and by focusing on national and international networking activities, among others actively participating in the Jena Alliance for Revitalization of the Social Market Economy.