Academic Resources

The Economic History Association owns and operates the website and mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields. The Economic History Society (U.K.), the Business History Conference,  the Cliometric Society, and the Economic and Business History Society also support the site.

EH.Net began in 1994 as the Econhist internet discussion list. It added several other discussion lists and was chartered in 1996 to provide a wide range of internet-based services to economic historians, historians of economics, economists, historians, related social scientists and the public.

These services include research abstracts and book reviews, a collection of course syllabi, a directory of economic historians, the EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, several databases, and numerous links to websites related to economic history.

The Economic History Association became EH.Net’s owner in 2003.

Arthur Cole
Arthur Harrison Cole (November 21, 1889 – November 10, 1974) was an American economic historian and was the head of the Harvard University Business School s library. Cole created the Research Center in Entrepreneurial History that was addressed by Joseph Schumpeter, and that had as participants several graduate students who later went on to distinguished careers in economic history.
Edwin F. Gay
An American economist, Edwin Francis Gay was a Professor of Economic History and the first Dean of the Harvard Business School. The Harvard Business School was founded in 1908 and started the first year with 59 students. In the 1920s, there were over 500 students.
Anne Bezanson
Anne Bezanson (1881–1980) earned her Ph.D. (1929) in economics from Harvard University and Radcliffe College. She was director of the Wharton Industrial Research Department (IRD) from 1929 to 1945. She was made professor in 1929: the first woman to earn tenure at the University of Pennsylvania. She was elected President of the Economic History Association in 1946.
Paul David
David's work focused on the history of technological change and its economic impact. He was a president of the Economic History Association; a fellow of the following: Econometric Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, British Academy, Oxford Internet Institute and All Souls College; a member of the American Philosophical Society, professor emeritus and senior fellow of Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research, and professorial fellow at the UNU-MERIT.
Deirdre McCloskey
As a distinguished professor of economics, history, English, and communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Deirdre is also an adjunct professor of philosophy and classics. She has received six honorary doctorates. Her main research interests include the origins of the modern world, the misuse of statistical significance in economics and other sciences, and the study of capitalism, among many others.
Shepard Clough
Clough was in the economics division of the United States Department of State and lectured at the U.S. Army School of Military Government at the University of Virginia during WW2. He became a Knight in the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic and a chevalier of the Legion of Honour after the war. He authored a number of books on European economic history and civilizational cycles. He taught at Columbia University and was also a visiting professor at Sciences Po and the University of Grenoble.
Alice Hanson Jones
Alice Hanson Jones is listed as a noteworthy Economist by Marquis Who's Who, was a member of the American Economic Association, Economic History Association, Organization American Historians, International Association Research in Income and Wealth, Social Science History Association, Mortar Board, Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Zeta (National Woman of Year 1981), Beta Phi Alpha, and Omicron Delta Epsilon.
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