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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Renew your membership!

Please login into your member area at the HES’s website and check if your membership has expired. If if has, stay logged in and you have two options: (1) click on the “Membership” button on the left column of your account and get a link to renewing your membership; (2) click on the “Join HES…

Call for Nominations for the Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Award

The History of Economics Society is accepting nominations for its annual JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION AWARD 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 for the award. The winner…

Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar

The History of Economics Society is delighted to announce that the first annual Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar Award goes to Francesco Sergi of the University of Bristol for his paper on “The Standard Narrative on History of Macroeconomics: Central Banks and DSGE Model.” To have access to the paper, please click here.

HES 2017: Pictures and Video

There are Videos of the Plenary Sessions and Presidential Address available: Presidential Address, Mauro Boianovsky: “Economists and their travels, or the time when JFK sent Douglass North on a mission to Brazil” “John Stuart Mill and the Jewish Question”, Samuel Hollander “The Two Movements in Economic Thought, 1700-2000: Empty Economic Boxes Revisited”, Deirdre McCloskey  …

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