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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JHET and EJHET editors appeal against Impact Factor suppression

On June 26, Clarivate Analytics, the publisher of the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and producer of the Journal Impact Factor (JIF), released their 2018 report with the JIF data of 2017. In it, three history of economics journals were suppressed for one year (to be considered for re-inclusion in the next year) and got no…

Call for Nominations: Best HES Conference Paper by a Young Scholar

The History of Economics Society instituted in 2017 a new award for the Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar. Papers are eligible if (1) they were presented at the HES annual conference, and (2) the author qualifies as a Young Scholar: anyone who at the time of the conference is a student or anyone who received their…

JHET vol. 2: newest issue available!

The June 2018 JHET issue contains the 2017 Presidential Address by Mauro Boianovsky, “Economists and their Travels, or the time when JFK sent Douglass North on a Mission to Brazil”, and articles: Francesco Martelloni, Manuela Mosca: “De Viti de Marco, the ‘European War,’ and President Wilson Olivier Rosell: “The Contribution of Robert Torrens to Ricardo’s…

JHET: new issue available!

The March issue of JHET is available! It features the following articles: José Edwards: “Harry Helson’s Adaptation-level Theory, Happiness Treadmills, and Behavioral Economics”  Mario Pomini: “Economic Dynamics and the Calculus of Variations in the Interwar Period” Matteo Menegatti: “Bon Prix, Profit, and Capital Accumulation in Quesnay” Peter Lewin, Nicolás Cachanosky: “The Average Period of Production:…

Call for Sessions Proposals ASSA2019

The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 4-6, 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA. The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to present high-quality historical research to a wider audience of professional economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are…

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