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.


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Call for Nominations: HES Distinguished Fellow Award

The History of Economics Society awards the honor of “Distinguished Fellow” to those who have contributed a lifetime of exceptional study to the history of economics. We are pleased to invite nominations for the 2020 award which will be announced at the annual meeting next spring in Utrrecht. The selection committee is specified in the constitution as…

Call for Nominations: Craufurd Goodwin Best Article in the History of Economics

The History of Economics Society welcomes nominations for The Craufurd Goodwin Best Article in the History of Economics Prize. In addition to the honor, the winner will receive a $500 award plus travel expenses of up to $1000 to attend the Society’s annual conference (June 2020 in Utrecht, The Netherlands). Craufurd Goodwin, who passed away in 2017,…

December Issue of JHET is Now Available

Volume 41: Issue 4, December 2019 includes an interview with  Distinguished Fellow and Past President of HES, Denis O’Brien (interviewed by John Creedy)  https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-the-history-of-economic-thought/latest-issue

The Call for Papers for the 2020 HES Conference is Now Open.

2020 History of Economics Society (HES) Conference Utrecht University Hall, Netherlands 18-21 June 2019   CALL FOR PAPERS The annual HES Conference will take place at the Utrecht University Hall in Utrecht, The Netherlands, 18-21 of June 2020. Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economics are welcome, including work related to any…

Nominations for the JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION PRIZE 2020 is now open

JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION PRIZE 2020 The History of Economics Society is now accepting nominations for the Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize. In 1990, the Society established an annual award for the best dissertation in the history of economic thought and methodology in memory of Joseph Dorfman. Historian of economics and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, Joseph Dorfman’s…

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