Welcome to the History of Economics Society (HES)

Since its formal establishment in 1974, the History of Economics Society has committed itself to encouraging interest, fostering scholarship, and promoting discussion among scholars and professionals in the field of the history of economics and related disciplines. The Society is an international organization hosting its annual meeting in the Summer and also sponsoring sessions at the Allied Social Sciences Association meetings, the largest gathering of economists in the world, in the Winter. HES publishes the Journal of the History of Economic Thought in conjunction with Cambridge University Press, sponsors an online collection of working papers under the name of the SSRN History of Economics eJournal, supports with other societies the SHOE email list hosted by York University, provides grants as part of the Samuels Young Scholars Program, and is a contributing partner to new initiatives.

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Call for Nominations for the Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award

The History of Economics Society is accepting nominations for its annual JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION AWARD for dissertations in the history of economic thought and methodology. In memory of Joseph Dorfman, historian of economic thought and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, his family endowed a permanent fund for the award. The winner…

Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar

The History of Economics Society is delighted to announce that the first annual Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar Award goes to Francesco Sergi of the University of Bristol for his paper on “The Standard Narrative on History of Macroeconomics: Central Banks and DSGE Model.” DSGE standard narrative

HES 2017: Pictures

Here you find some pictures taken by Charles McCann from the 2017 Meeting of HES, held at the University of Toronto last July.

HES2017: Awards and Honors News

At the 2017 Annual Meeting the Society was proud to announce the following prize winners:  Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society: Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame) Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize: Thomas “Tim” Leonard (Princeton University): Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era, Princeton University Press, 2016 Joseph Dorfman Best…

JHET New Feature: Accepted Typescripts

For JHET articles forthcoming in volumes beginning with 40 (2018), the journal will offer authors the possibility of making the accepted typescripts (after acceptance for publication but before copyediting and other minor changes) available at SocArXiv, a non-profit and open-access platform for dissemination of academic research. The list of accepted typescripts is now available at HES’s website under…

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