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.


Latest News

HES New Initiatives Fund – Call for Proposals

The History of Economics Society administers a New Initiatives Fund. Competition for funding is open to HES members only. The Society issues two calls for New Initiatives Proposals each fiscal year. The first has a deadline of December 1st, with decisions announced late in January. The second has a deadline of May 15th, with decisions…

HES creates a new initiative for co-sponsoring sessions at conferences

After an initial experience in 2016, the HES created its new “Conference Sessions Program.” As part of an effort to improve our international presence and to reach new scholars interested in the history of economic thought, the Society would like to solicit similar proposals to co-sponsor sessions in events planned for the next 18 months…

New JHET issue available!

The first issue of 2017 of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (JHET) is now available, with a special issue on “Business Cycles and Economic Growth”, with contributions by Pascal Bridel, Katia Caldari, Muriel Dal Pont Legrand, Harald Hagemann, Hans-Michael Trautwein, Michaël Assous, Amitava Dutt, Paul Fourchard, Antonin Pottier, Roger E. Backhouse, and Richard Arena, in addition to 7 book…

Duke University 2017 Summer Institute on the History of Political Economy

Graduate students and newly minted PhDs are invited to apply for the 2017 Summer Institute of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke University. It will take place over a two week period, from June 4 through June 16, 2017. While the first week, organized by Bruce Caldwell (Duke University), will focus…