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…

HES Best Article Prize becomes the “Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize”

The HES Executive has decided to name the HES best article award the “Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize”, effective in the Toronto meetings next month. Craufurd Goodwin, who passed away recently, was a founding member, past President and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society. His long (more than 40 years) and outstanding editorship…

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…

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!