The Economic History Association was founded in 1940. Its purpose is to encourage and promote teaching, research, and publication on every phase of economic history, broadly defined, and to encourage and assist in the preservation and administration of the materials for research in economic history. The Association publishes The Journal of Economic History and a Newsletter, and holds an annual meeting (usually in September). Research is supported through Arthur H. Cole grants-in-aid. In addition, the Association awards several prizes for publications: the Arthur Cole Prize for an outstanding article published in the Journal each year; the Alice Hanson Jones prize for an outstanding book published biennially in American economic history; the Gyorgi Ranki prize for an outstanding book published biennially in non-American economic history; and the Lindert-Williamson prize for an outstanding Book in global, African, Asian, Australian, and/or South American economic history. The EHA encourages superior teaching by awarding the Jonathan Hughes Prize.

The Journal of Economic History, which is published by Cambridge University Press in March, June, September, and December, is provided to each member. More information about the Journal, including a listing of the co-editors, and the Board of Editors, as well as information about submitting articles, can be found in EHA Publications.

The Association is managed by an Executive Director, Michael Haupert. His office address is:

Economic History Association
Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
1725 State St.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: 608-785-6863

The Association’s annual meeting is organized by Jeremy Land, the Meetings Coordinator, and a Program Committee appointed each year by the President. Information about upcoming meetings can be found in EHA Announcements.