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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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…

Apply Now: HES New Initiatives Grants

HES New Initiatives Fund The NIP program supports projects that promise to benefit the larger community of historians of economics. These might involve creating opportunities to further interaction, disseminating knowledge and access to resources, engaging younger scholars, reaching out to broader audiences both within and outside of academia, and other endeavors that promote a public…

2021 Craufurd Goodwin Best Article Prize — Call for Nominations

The History of Economics Society welcomes nominations for The Craufurd Goodwin Best Article in the History of Economics Prize. In addition to the honor, the winner will receive a $500 award plus travel expenses of up to $1000 to attend the Society’s annual conference (June 18-21, 2021 in Utrecht, the Netherlands).    Craufurd Goodwin, who…

Call for Nominations: Joseph J. Spengler Book Prize

The History of Economics Society welcomes nominations for the Joseph J. Spengler Book Prize.  Books and scholarly monographs in the history of economics published in calendar years 2018 through 2020 are eligible. We especially encourage nominations from HES members and self-nominations by authors. Information nominations are happy accepted by email to johnsonm@uwosh.edu. Please send the title,…

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