HES Conference: Santiago, Chile, July 14-18

The History of Economics Society will hold its 51st meeting (and 50th anniversary of the founding of the Society) from July 14 to 18, 2024 at the Universidad del Desarrollo, in Santiago, Chile.

We invite individual paper and session submissions through our website (https://historyofeconomics.org/2024-santiago/). The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024.

This will be the first time the History of Economics Society hosts its annual meeting in Latin America! We are excited about it. Santiago is easily connected to most European and American cities. Please remember it will be winter in the Southern Hemisphere, but temperatures usually range between 5-10C (40-50F). Chile is home to the Atacama Desert, Torre del Paine in Patagonia, and Easter Island, as well as many other natural and cultural attractions. See https://www.chile.travel/en/ or https://serviciosturisticos.sernatur.cl/ for detailed tourist information.

We are also happy to announce our 2024 plenary speakers: Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and director of the PPE Society) and a celebration of Adam Smith at 301 with Sandra Peart (University of Richmond), Maria Alejandra Carrasco (Universidad de los Andes-Chile), and Leonidas Montes (director of Centro de Estudios Públicos and Professor at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez).

An early bird registration fee of $150 will be available until May 31, 2024 midnight US Central time. The fee for regular attendants registering after this date will be $200. We are glad to offer discounted registration fees for students (early bird: $50/regular: $100) and scholars with insufficient institutional support (early bird: $100/regular: $150).

The Society has secured a preferential rate with the InterContinental Santiago hotel. Rooms will be available for conference participants from $120/night, breakfast included. A free shuttle service will be provided to transport participants between the hotel and the main conference site. The reception and banquet will be held at the InterContinental Santiago.

The opening reception will be on Sunday July 14th at a cost of $30. Scholars with insufficient institutional support can purchase tickets for $20, and students for $10.

The award banquet will be on Tuesday July 16th at a cost of $70. Scholars with insufficient institutional support can purchase tickets for $50, and students for $30.

On Thursday July 18th, we will offer a wine tour in a wonderful vineyard near Santiago. Prices will be announced soon.

There will be childcare facilities available upon request. For information, please contact Juan Pablo Couyoumdjian at jpc@udd.cl no later than May 31, 2024.


The HES provides support for several Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars to present papers at the conference, in the form of free registration, banquet and reception tickets, three nights lodging at the conference hotel, and a year’s membership in the society. A Young Scholar must be a current PhD candidate or have been awarded a PhD in 2020 or later. Those interested in having their paper considered for the Young Scholars program will be able to indicate this when submitting their paper proposal through the conference website and will be contacted subsequently with more details about the program.

Maria Pia Paganelli
Dept of Economics
Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212