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 Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize

JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION PRIZE The History of Economics Society is accepting nominations for its annual JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION PRIZE for dissertations in the history of economic thought and methodology. In memory of Joseph Dorfman, historian of economic thought and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, his family endowed a permanent fund…

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…

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