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: 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…

New Editors for the Journal for the History of Economic Thought

The History of Economics Society is delighted to announce that Jimena Hurtado and Pedro Garcia Duarte will become the next editors of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. They will begin their term on July 1, 2018. Dr. Hurtado is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes. She received her…

Renew your membership!

Please login into your member area at the HES’s website and check if your membership has expired. If if has, stay logged in and you have two options: (1) click on the “Membership” button on the left column of your account and get a link to renewing your membership; (2) click on the “Join HES…

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