ECONOMIC HISTORY ASSOCIATION
PRESERVING THE PAST, ILLUMINATING THE PRESENT, SHAPING THE FUTURE
ECONOMICS HISTORY ASSOCIATION: Exploring the historical foundations of modern economics while emphasizing the importance of preserving the past, understanding the present, and shaping the future.
JOIN US FOR THE EHA ANNUAL MEETING IN PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, SEPTEMBER 8-10, 2023
EHA ANNUAL MEETING
THE STEEL CITY PROVIDES A SOLID BACKDROP FOR THIS YEAR'S UNDERLYING THESIS: CARE.
We are thrilled to extend a warm invitation to the highly anticipated Annual Economics History Association Convention, taking place this year in the vibrant city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Set against the backdrop of the Steel City’s rich industrial heritage, this convention promises to be a remarkable gathering of brilliant minds, fostering engaging discussions and forging valuable connections. This year, we are especially excited to explore an integral aspect of economics that often goes unnoticed—the role of care in our lives.
LOVE AND TOIL, CARE AND WORK
While Adam Smith defined economics in terms of wealth creation and Lionel Robbins in terms of limited means and unlimited ends, Alfred Marshall thought of it as ‘…a study of men [sic] as they live and move and think in the ordinary business of life’. Nothing could be more ordinary than caring. It takes place all the time and all around us. It involves diverse tasks that can be commercialized but are often unpaid, although sometimes very labour-intensive. Care can be provided domestically or in the community, but it is increasingly globalized today. Most importantly, care adds significantly to wellbeing and simultaneously enhances productivity.
Jeremy Land, Ph.D.
University of Helsinki
EHA Meeting Coordinator
Founded in 1940, EHA publishes The Journal of Economic History and holds an annual meeting (usually in September).
EHA encourages and promotes teaching, research, and publication on every phase of economic history, broadly defined, and encourages and assists in preserving and administrating the materials for research in economic history.
What We Provide
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.
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
The EHA supports research in economic history through multiple grant programs. Most of these are administered by the Committee on Research in Economic History (CREH) and one by the Annual Meetings Program Committee.
PLEASE JOIN US
EHA’s Annual Meeting is generally held each September, with other Academic Meetings scheduled each year.