Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize
In 2004 the Society established the Joseph J. Spengler Prize for the best book in the history of economics. Beside the honor, there is a stipend of $500 plus travel expenses up to $500 to attend the presentation at the Society's annual conference.
Eligibility: Original, authored books in the history of economics published, in English, during the two calendar years preceding the HES Meeting at which the award is presented. Scholarly books and monographs are eligible, as are English-language translations of scholarly books in the history of economics, but neither textbooks, doctoral dissertations, nor edited volumes are eligible
Nomination process: Any publisher may nominate one or two books and should submit a nominating note and four copies of the book for each book nominated. Any individual, including a book's author, may submit a nominating note and four copies of the book nominated. Eligible books may be re-nominated in successive years. Individual nominators may wish to ask the nominee's publisher to supply the copies.
Nominating should be submitted to the Secretary of the HES, Marianne Johnson, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Secretary will then provide the nominator with the addresses of the members of the judging committee, to whom copies of the nominated book should be sent. To be considered, nominations must be received and book copies supplied to the judging committee members no later than December 31.
|2014||Jeremy Adelman||Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman||Princeton University Press|
|2013||Angus Burgin||The Great Persuasion: Reinventing Free Markets Since the Depression||Harvard University Press|
|2012||Sophus Reinert||Translating Empire: Emulation and the Origins of Political Economy||Harvard University Press|
|2011||Robert Leonard||Von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory: From Chess to Social Science, 1900-1960||Cambridge University Press|
|2010||Nahid Aslanbeigui and Guy Oakes||The Provocative Joan Robinson: The Making of a Cambridge Economist||Duke University Press|
|2009||Steven M. Teles||The Rise of the Conservative Legal Movement||Princeton University Press|
|2008||Thomas K. McCraw||Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction||Harvard University Press, 2007|
|2007||Istvan Hont||Jealousy of Trade: Internatlional Competition and the Nation State||Belknap, 2005|
|2006||Harro Maas||William Stanley Jevons and the Making of Modern Economics||Cambridge University Press, 2005|
|2005||E. Roy Weintraub||How Economics Became a Mathematical Science||Duke University Press, 2002|
|2004||D. Wade Hands||Reflection without Rules:
Economic Methodology and Contemporary Science Theory
|Cambridge University Press, 2001|