Announcement: AHEC 2020 Cancelled

Due the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the 2020 AHEC conference has necessarily been CANCELLED. The AHEC conference will be rescheduled in the second half of 2021 in Bangkok. We will announce the new dates once they have been finalized. We hope to see you in Bangkok in 2021!

The Seventh Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2020)

The Seventh Asian Historical Economics Conference (AHEC 2020) will be hosted by the Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Asian Historical Economics Society (AHES). The conference will be held at Chulalongkorn University on Friday-Saturday, September 25-26, 2020. This two-day conference follows earlier conferences of the Asian Historical Economics Society in Venice (2008), Beijing (2010), Tokyo (2012), Istanbul (2014), Seoul (2016), and Hong Kong (2018).


The conference aims to bring together researchers working on the economic history of all regions of Asia, as well as those comparing Asia with other regions of the world. AHEC 2020 invites papers exploring various aspects of Asian economic history. We especially encourage participation by scholars working at institutions in Southeast Asia, as well as graduate students working on the economic history of Asia.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Jean-Pascal Bassino

Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Professor Pasuk Phongpaichit

Chulalongkorn University

Call for Papers

The Asian Historical Economics Society invites paper and session proposals for the Seventh Asian Historical Economics Conference hosted by Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand,  September 25-26, 2020. We welcome papers in economic history covering all areas of Asia, as well as comparative work between Asia and other parts of the world. Individual paper and session proposals must be submitted no later than June 1, 2020. Please see the "Call for Papers" page for additional details and instructions.


AHEC 2020 will be held at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. Established in 1917, Chulalongkorn University is the oldest and one of the most prestigious institutes of higher education in Thailand. Chulalongkorn University has 20 faculties, 23 colleges and research institutes, and 7,861 faculty members. Currently, there are over 37,280 students, including 25,643 undergraduates, 10,849 postgraduates, and 788 certificate program students.

Chulalongkorn University is centrally located in Bangkok and is easily accessible by public transportation. The conference venue is close to several hotels, sightseeing attractions, and shopping areas.


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