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

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…

Historians of Economics at AEA2017 Session featured in Bloomberg

Besides the four sessions sponsored by HES at the last ASSA/AEA meeting, that took place in Chicago on January 6-8, 2017, all highly successful and well attended, historians of economics Andrej Svorencik (University of Mannheim), Kevin Hoover (Duke University), and Béatrice Cherrier (University of Caen Normandy) presented their works at an AEA Session, “Merit and…

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!