Welcome to HETSA 2011

The HETSA 2011 Conference is the Twenty-Fourth Conference of the History of Economic Thought Society of Australia to be hosted by the School of Economics, Finance and Marketing in the College of Business at Melbourne’s RMIT University. It is to be held 5-8 July 2011 in RMIT’s historic Emily Macpherson Building.

There will be two major themes in this conference, the first being the role of the history of economics within economics itself and then, secondly, a Retrospective and Prospective on Keynes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the publication of his General Theory in 1936 The distinguished Keynesian scholar and immediate past President of the European History of Economics Association, Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, will give the keynote address.

Papers dealing with any aspect of the history of economic thought are welcome. Papers that deal with the two major themes of the conference would, however, be particularly welcome.

Please note that the formal deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 May 2011.