JHET: new issue available!

The March issue of JHET is available! It features the following articles: José Edwards: “Harry Helson’s Adaptation-level Theory, Happiness Treadmills, and Behavioral Economics”  Mario Pomini: “Economic Dynamics and the Calculus of Variations in the Interwar Period” Matteo Menegatti: “Bon Prix, Profit, and Capital Accumulation in Quesnay” Peter Lewin, Nicolás Cachanosky: “The Average Period of Production:…

Call for Sessions Proposals ASSA2019

The History of Economics Society (HES) will sponsor four sessions at the Allied Social Science Associations (ASSA) meetings, January 4-6, 2019, Atlanta, GA, USA. The ASSA offers historians of economic thought an opportunity to present high-quality historical research to a wider audience of professional economists. Given this, preference will be given to proposals that are…

New Editors for the Journal for the History of Economic Thought

The History of Economics Society is delighted to announce that Jimena Hurtado and Pedro Garcia Duarte will become the next editors of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. They will begin their term on July 1, 2018. Dr. Hurtado is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Universidad de los Andes. She received her…

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  …

HES2017: Awards and Honors News

At the 2017 Annual Meeting the Society was proud to announce the following prize winners:  Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society: Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame) Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize: Thomas “Tim” Leonard (Princeton University): Illiberal Reformers: Race, Eugenics, and American Economics in the Progressive Era, Princeton University Press, 2016 Joseph Dorfman Best…

JHET New Feature: Accepted Typescripts

For JHET articles forthcoming in volumes beginning with 40 (2018), the journal will offer authors the possibility of making the accepted typescripts (after acceptance for publication but before copyediting and other minor changes) available at SocArXiv, a non-profit and open-access platform for dissemination of academic research. The list of accepted typescripts is now available at HES’s website under…