The Board of Utrecht University has announced all events and meetings planned before July 1 are cancelled, including the HES annual conference and our pre-conferences. 
HES will refund all conference registrations, event tickets, and vendor purchases made through the History of Economics Society.
Information about potential virtual conference options will be posted soon. Please email with any questions.

Welcome to the 47th Annual Meeting of the

History of Economics Society

The Annual Conference of the History of Economics Society is one of the most important international gatherings of historians of economics. The conference provides an opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues, to learn about new research in the field, and to talk with journal and book editors and bloggers.
The 2020 Conference will take place at Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands.
Abstract submission is closed
Conference registration opens Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Registration closes Monday, June 15, 2020.
Cancelled: June 17, 2020 Workshop on Diversifying and Decolonising the History of Economics
Cancelled: June 18, 2020 The Institute for New Economic Thinking is hosting a 2020 Pre-HES Conference Workshop for Young Scholars
See tabs below for information on conference registration, locations, program book, lodging, purchasing exhibitor tables and/or program book advertisements, and other information.

In order to register for the coming HES 2020 Meeting, you have to be registered at our website. If you are not a registered user, please fill in your information here and follow the steps.

If you are a registered website user, log in to your account and then come to this page to buy your registration from the options below. Early registration discounts end April 6, 2020.

Besides the conference registration, you can choose to purchase additional social event tickets to include in your cart before checking out: opening reception and conference banquet.

As it is the case with HES memberships, secure online payments are processed by PayPal. For the majority of countries, you do not need to have a PayPal account to make a payment with a credit or debit card. If you are unable to make a Paypal payment please email for assistance.

All prices are in US dollars.

HES is not able to process reimbursements after June 5, 2020.

Conference Registration:

  • Registration opens January 2, 2020
  • Early registration discount ends April 6
  • Registration closes June 15, 2020

Event Ticket sales are online only. We are unable to take cash on-site.

Conference Events:

Thursday, June 18: Opening Reception 7:00-9:00 pm

Saturday, June 20: Awards Banquet 7:00-10:00 pm

  • Ticket sales open January 2, 2020
  • Ticket sales close when we reach maximum capacity

Conference Exhibitors and Advertisements:

Editors, publishers, and organizations seeking display and advertising space at the History of Economics Society Conference should register on the conference website as HES members, if applicable, or as HES non-members otherwise. Exhibitor tables can be added to your cart along with your conference registration fee.

The 2020 Conference will take place at Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands

All sessions and events will be hosted in Utrecht University Hall:

Pre-conference Workshops Spinoza Hall
Conference Registration: Zaal 1636 and Westerdijkkamer
Opening Reception: Aula
Conference Sessions: Belle van Zuylenzaal, Eijkmankamer, Kanunnikenzaal, Sterrecamer, Opzoomerkamer, Kernkampkamer
Keynote Addresses: Aula
Awards Banquet:

Pandhof and Senaatszaal

Below is a list of hotels near the conference site of the 47th Annual Meeting of the History of Economics Society held in the city of Utrecht from June 18th till June 21st, 2020.

Please mention that you are part of the HES Conference Group:

Hampton BY Hilton Utrecht Central Station

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NH Utrecht

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Park Plaza Utrecht

Updated link – Use HES reservation code UNI06

Reservation includes breakfast

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Please use code HES2020

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Discount code UU

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Eye Hotel

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Court Hotel

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Malie Hotel

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Mother Goose

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