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, and offers grant opportunities such as the Samuels Young Scholars Program, Early Career Scholars Research Fund and the New Initiatives Fund.


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Call for Nominations: Joseph J. Spengler Book Prize

The History of Economics Society welcomes nominations for the 2023 Joseph J. Spengler Prize for the best book in the history of economics. Books and scholarly monographs in the history of economics published in calendar years 2020 through 2022 are eligible. We especially encourage nominations from HES members and self-nominations by authors. Details about the prize and nomination process…

3rd JHET Online Writing Workshop: Session 2, Sept. 14

 After two very successful rounds of a series of workshops in the last two years, we are now running the third edition of the JHET Online Writing Workshops and we come to invite you all to participate of its second session. The workshop is conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who has been for many years the managing editor of History of…

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…


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