Jose Edwards Publishes Two New Papers

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.