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

Help HES with Information on Resources for Historians of Economics

  Please help HES build its “Resource” section in the new website. If you know about: Graduate programs with courses in the history of economics and related areas Teaching materials available Online archives or search tools for archival and related materials Societies, associations or networks for the history of economics and related areas Audio and visual…

HES Sessions at 2017 ASSA Meeting

The Allied Social Sciences Associations (ASSA) meeting is taking place in Chicago on January 6-8, 2017. HES will be present there with 4 sessions: check them out!

HES promotes session in economics meeting in Brazil

HES will hold a joint session with the Brazilian Association of Graduate Courses in Economics (ANPEC, in its Portuguese acronym) at the ANPEC meetings to be held in Foz do Iguaçu 13-16 December 2016:   “Development economics in historical perspective: from Smith to the Austrians and Lewis” Chair: Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak (UFMG)   Presentations:  Maria Pia…

Awards and Honors News

At the 2016 Annual Meeting the Society was proud to announce the following prize winners: Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society: Neil De Marchi (Duke University) Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize: Gerardo Serra (University of Sussex): “From Scattered Data to Ideological Education: Economics, Statistics and the State in Ghana, 1948-1966″, London School of…