This article analyzes Herbert J. Davenport’s discussions of conspicuousconsumption and feminism. Even though these (typically) Veblenian topics represent two“episodes” in many respects disconnected with the central body of Davenport’s theoreticalinterests, the assessment of Davenport’s views on these matters enlarges our knowledgeof the development of his thought. Our analysis shows how Davenport can be enrolledamong the forerunners of the modern theory of positional goods. Moreover, our articleoffers some new findings on the impact of Veblen’s ideas on one of his closest students atthe Chicago University.
|Numero di pagine||11|
|Rivista||Journal of Economic Issues|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2019|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)
- Economics and Econometrics