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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Anticipated Delays to JHET Distribution

Cambridge University Press is experiencing disruptions in the supply chain due to the impact of Covid-19. This may result in delays to the distribution of the print version of JHET. For HES members, all issues of Journal of the History of Economic Thought are available on the Cambridge University Press JHET page through the link in…

JHET Online Writing Workshops: First Meeting

JHET is proud to start a series of Online Writing Workshops and invite you all to participate. Along the year we’ll have 7 workshops, of 2 hours each (and mostly with self-contained sessions), conducted by Paul Dudenhefer, who has been for many years the managing editor of History of Political Economy (HOPE) and has a vast experience…

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….

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