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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New HES Webinar Series

CALL FOR PROPOSALS The History of Economics Society (HES) is launching its new HES Webinar Series! The objective of this initiative is to offer HES members the possibility of organizing webinars to discuss relevant topics in the history and methodology of economics from any part of the world, any time of the year. HES would…

Call for Applications: Diversifying and Decolonising the History of Economics Workshop

Workshop on Diversifying and Decolonising the History of Economics Call for Application Workshop on Diversifying and Decolonising the History of Economics Workshop On June 17th in Utrecht, Netherlands, before the 2020 HES Conference As widely documented, economics lacks gender and ethnic diversity. Women and economists from so-called minority groups face disadvantages and even outright discrimination….

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…

Call for Session Proposals: ASSA 2021

The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 3-5, 2021, in Chicago, IL. 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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