Links to Scholarly Resources

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History of Economics Journals

History of Political Economy

Journal of the History of Economic Thought

European Journal of the History of Economic Thought

History of Economic Ideas

Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology

History of Economics Review

Online Archives: History of Economics

Economists' Papers Archive, Duke University. The largest collection in the world of the academic papers of important economists of the past and present. The archive comprises the letters, manuscripts, drafts, and other products of more than sixty distinguished economists, mostly from the 20th century, including the academic and personal papers of several Nobel Prize winners.

McMaster University Archive for the History of Economic Thought. Website begun by the late Rod Hay and maintained by the Department of Economics at McMaster University (Ontario).

Library of Economics and Liberty. Website provided by the Liberty Fund offering complete texts of economic treatises, monthly articles, blogs, and more.

Marx-Engels Internet Archive. Note: All texts originating in Marx & Engels Collected Works--a very small number--were removed at the request of the publisher.

History of Economic Thought website. Website started and maintained by Gonçalo L. Fonseca containing profiles of economists and schools of thought, along with links to essays and surveys on economic topics.

Herbert Simon Collection. Digital archive at Carnegie Mellon of Herbert Simon, winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Bentham Project, University College London. The Bentham Project aims to produce a new scholarly edition of the works and correspondence of Jeremy Bentham. Thousands of manuscript items have been digitized and are available for viewing.

Economists' Papers: Preserving Economic Memory. An updated and electronic version of a finding aid originally published in 1975 as Economists’ Papers, 1750-1950: A Guide to Archive and other Manuscript Sources for the History of British and Irish Economic Thought.

Online Archives: History Generally

US National Archives. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation's record keeper and retains important documents and materials created in the course of business conducted by the United States government. Of particular interest to historians of economics are the records in the Presidential Libraries, whose contents can be searched.

Liberty Library of Constitutional Classics. E-texts of many legal or political documents including the Federalist Papers, the Magna Carta, and The Prince. Contains ads.

"Making of America" project. Primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction, including the Atlantic Monthly and Harper's. Search the collection through Cornell University or the University of Michigan.

Internet Archive. Non-profit digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form, including videos. Contains images of thousands of texts in the public domain. 

Hathi Trust. Millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.


Ceteris Never Paribus. Hosted by several historians.

Smith and Marx Walk into a Bar. Hosts have varied over time but have included HOPE faculty member Jennifer Jhun and former Visiting Scholars Scott Scheall, Sarvy Lotfi, and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak.

Societies and Associations

American Economic Association

Association Charles Gide pour l'étude de la pensée économique

Associazione Italiana per la Storia dell'Economia Politica (STOREP)

Associazione Italiana per la Storia del Pensiero Economico (AISPE)

Centre d'etudes interdisciplinaire Walras-Pareto (Switzerland)

Economic History Association

European Society for the History of Economic Thought (ESHET)

History of Economics Society

History of Economic Thought Society of Australia (HETSA)

International Adam Smith Society

International Association for Feminist Economics

International Walras Association

Latin American Society for the History of Economics

Society for the History of Economic Thought (JSHET, Japan)

Union for Radical Political Economics

Programs and Organizations

F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (Mercatus Center, George Mason University)

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

Marginal Revolution University (an online education platform)

Other Resources

Adam Smith Works. Website with various teaching resources.

US Bureau of Economic Analysis

Federal Reserve History

Nobel Prize in Economics

John Bates Clark Medal (awarded annually by the AEA to economists under age 40)

Famous Economists' Grave Sites. Maintained by Malcolm Rutherford.

Thesis. Guides to writing a thesis in the history of economics. In several languages.

National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections. A service of the Library of Congress, the National Union Catalog describes archival and manuscript collections held by eligible repositories located throughout the United States and its territories.