During the presidency of Donald Walker, the History of Economics Society decided that instead of publishing the conference programs and paper abstracts in the HES Bulletin as it used to do, a selection of papers presented at the annual meetings would come out in edited volumes. Thus, from 1989 to 2000, selected conference papers were published in Perspectives in the History of Economic Thought, a hardcover series published first by Edward Elgar (1989-1995) and then by Routledge (1996-2000).
In 1998, the HES President David Colander proposed to the Executive Committee that the book series to be terminated and that selected conference papers be then published in one dedicated issue of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought (the journal had recently moved from publishing two issues per year to four).
The list of all titles of the Perspectives book series is shown below.
|Perspectives in the History of Economic Thought Book Series|
|Publication Date||Editor||Title||Publisher||HES Conference||Vol.|
|1989||Donald A. Walker||Classical and Neo-classical Economic Thought||Edward Elgar||1987||I|
|1989||Donald A. Walker||Twentieth Century Economic Thought||Edward Elgar||1987||II|
|1990||Donald E. Moggridge||Classicals, Marxians and Neo-Classicals||Edward Elgar||1988||III|
|1990||Donald E. Moggridge||Keynes, Macroeconomics and Method||Edward Elgar||1988||IV|
|1991||William J. Barber||Themes in Pre-Classical, Classical and Marxian Economics||Edward Elgar||1989||V|
|1991||William J. Barber||Themes in Keynesian Criticism and Supplementary Modern Topics||Edward Elgar||1989||VI|
|1992||S. Todd Lowry||Perspectives on the Administrative Tradition: from Antiquity to the Twentieth Century||Edward Elgar||1990||VII|
|1992||S. Todd Lowry||Contributions to the History of Economics||Edward Elgar||1990||VIII|
|1993||Robert F. Hébert||Themes on Economic Discourse, Method, Money and Trade||Edward Elgar||1991||IX|
|1994||Karen I. Vaughn||Method, Competition, Conflict and Measurement in the Twentieth Century||Edward Elgar||1992||X|
|1995||Ingrid H. Rima||The Classical Tradition in Economic Thought||Edward Elgar||1993||XI|
|1996||Laurence S. Moss||Joseph A. Schumpeter, historian of economics||Routledge||1994|
|1997||James P. Henderson||The State of the History of Economics||Routledge||1995|
|1998||Malcolm Rutherford||The Economic Mind in America: Essays in the History of American Economics||Routledge||1996|
|2000||David Colander||Complexity and the history of economic thought||Routledge||1998|