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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Call for Nominations

From those who participated in the webinars and videos, we invite nominations (self nominations welcome) for the best conference paper by a young scholar. Papers should be submitted to hes@uwosh.edu by September 1, 2020.   https://historyofeconomics.org/best-conference-paper-by-a-young-scholar/

Vincent J. Tarascio (Feb 5, 1930 – June 3, 2020)

The first president of the History of Economics Society, Vincent Tarascio, passed away peacefully at his home on June 3, 2020. Tarascio received his PhD at Rice University in 1966, and from 1964 through 2001 taught at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He taught the (in the 1960s and 1970s, required) graduate…

JHET Online Writing Workshop

Continuing the sessions of the JHET Online Writing Workshops, we are proud to invite you all to join us for the fourth session (throughout the year we shall have 3 additional sessions, of 2 hours each, and mostly self-contained). The workshop is conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who had been for many years the managing editor of History of Political Economy (HOPE) and has…

HES 2020 Annual Conference has moved to virtual format

The 47th annual meetings of the History of Economics Society will be hosted through our website June 17-21. Pre-recorded (asynchronous) video presentations will be available June 17, with discussion and comments open June 17-21. Live webinars will be hosted June 17-21, and the schedule will be posted on our website soon. Please see our conference…

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