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Economic History Association

The Economic History Association (EHA) was founded in 1940 to "encourage and promote teaching, research, and publication on every phase of economic history and to help preserve and administer materials for research in economic history". It publishes The Journal of Economic History with theCambridge University Press, holds an annual meeting that usually takes place in September, and awards prizes and grants.[1]

Economic History Association
Abbreviation EHA
Formation 1940 (1940)
Membership
1,000[1]
Michael Haupert
Executive Director
President
Website eh.net/eha/

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MembershipEdit

There are more than 1,000 EHA members worldwide,[1] and composed of faculty and graduate students from universities around the world, as well as economists in the private sector and in government.

Michael Haupert of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is the Executive Director, and Cormac Ó Gráda is the President.[2] Previous EHA Presidents include Oxford's Robert C. Allen, Vanderbilt's Jeremy Atack, UC Berkeley's Barry Eichengreen, Yale's Naomi Lamoreaux, as well as Economics Nobel Laureates Robert Fogel and Douglass North.

Prizes and grantsEdit

The Economic History Association supports research through Arthur H. Cole grants-in-aid and awards prizes for publications, dissertations, and teaching, as well as fellowships and grants for students of economic history.

It awards several prizes for publications:[3]

  • Arthur Cole Prize: best article published in The Journal of Economic History each year
  • Alice Hanson Jones prize: for the best book published biennially in American economic history
  • Gyorgi Ranki prize: best book published biennially in non-American economic history
  • Allan Nevins prize: best dissertation on American or Canadian economic history, awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press[4]
  • Alexander Gerschenkron prize: best dissertation in non-American economic history
  • Jonathan Hughes Prize: for superior teaching
  • Engerman-Goldin Prize: biennial prize for contributions to economic history made in the previous five years. It is the EHA's newest award and whose first award will be disbursed in 2018.[5]

The society also provides grants to support the early stages of dissertation work in economic history and fellowships to support students finishing their dissertations on the topic. Two Kenneth Sokoloff fellowships are awarded by the EHA each year to students finishing their dissertations in economic history.

Annual conferencesEdit

For many years EHA has partnered with the American Economic Association to arrange sessions at the annual ASSA conference.[6]

The 2018 annual EHA meeting will take place in Montreal, Canada, in September 2018; its theme is "‘From Plague, Famine, and War, Save us, O Lord’ Shocks and Disasters in Economic History".[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Publisher Description: Economic History Association". JSTOR. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "About the Economic History Association". Economic History Association. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  3. ^ "Prizes". Economic History Association. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "The Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History". Economic History Association. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Engerman-Goldin Prize". Economic History Association. Retrieved 27 January 2018. 
  6. ^ Call for papers for EHA sessions at 2014 ASSA
  7. ^ "Economic History Association 2018 Annual Meeting". Economic History Association. 25 October 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2018.