Early Experiments in Consumer Demand Theory: 1930-1970
AbstractThis paper reconstructs the history of experimental research on consumer demand behavior between 1930 and 1970. The backgrounds of the experiments and their impact on the development of consumption theory are also investigated. Among other things, the paper shows that in fact many prominent economists of the period were involved in this stream of research.
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- Ivan Moscati, 2007. "Early Experiments in Consumer Demand Theory: 1930-1970," History of Political Economy, Duke University Press, vol. 39(3), pages 359-401, Fall.
- B21 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Microeconomics
- B31 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought: Individuals - - - Individuals
- C91 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Laboratory, Individual Behavior
- D12 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Consumer Economics: Empirical Analysis
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- NEP-ALL-2005-06-27 (All new papers)
- NEP-CBE-2005-06-27 (Cognitive & Behavioural Economics)
- NEP-EXP-2005-06-27 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-HIS-2005-06-27 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-HPE-2005-06-27 (History & Philosophy of Economics)
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