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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Second Edition of the JHET Online Writing Workshop

After a very successful series of workshops last year, we are proud to announce the second edition of the JHET Online Writing Workshops, and we come to invite you all to participate of its inaugural session. The workshop is conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who had been for many years the managing editor of History of…

A letter from Marcel Boumans, HES President, regarding the 2021 HES Conference

Dear Historian of Economics, Due to COVID-19 I was not able – really unfortunately – to welcome you in Utrecht last year to participate in the annual meeting of the History of Economics Society. This year the prospects are much better with vaccination programs having started in most of the countries. However, this process is…

Apply Now: Early-Career Scholars Research Fund

The History of Economics Society welcomes applications by early career scholars for research funding of up to 1,500 dollars. The program supports early career scholars that otherwise would not have funds to undertake research activities. Up to 4 awards will be made every year. Early career scholars are those studying for a PhD or within 4…

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