European Society for the History of Economic Thought

International Adam Smith Conference - University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo - 15-17 March 2020

Deadline for the call for papers: 10 August 2019

The next conference will be held at The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo in March 2020.

A special exhibition of books belonging to Adam Smith will be held during or immediately after the conference. The collection was donated to the University by Prof. Inazo Nitobe in 1920, and has been collected by the Resources and Historical Collections Office of the University of Tokyo. The collection holds 315 Smith's books.

Details of the Conference:
Date: 15, 16, and 17 (or 15 and 16) March 2020.
Venue: Economic Research Annex (Kojima Hall), The Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan. 113-0033
campus map (overview):
Economic Research Annex (Kojima Hall), Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo:

Registration Fee: not yet fixed.
Conference Dinner Fee: (not yet fixed)(Conference dinner fee is not included in registration fee)
Please note that breakfast, lunch, and accommodation are not included in the fees above.

Conference Program:
(will be announced by the end of December 2019.)

Important Dates and Deadlines:
Deadline for the call for papers: 10 August, 13:00, 2019
Please submit your proposal with an abstract of about 600 words in English from the following link.

Online application form:

The result of your submission will be notified from the Conference Organizing Committee by September 30st, 2019.
Deadline for the outline of your presentation (minimum 1000 words in English): November 30th, 2019

If you have financial difficulties in traveling Tokyo, you can consider applying for the Hayek Fund for Scholars from the Institute for Humane Studies:

Small grants to support travel may be provided to a select number of qualified applicants based on the strength of their applications and the relevance of their research to IHS’s mission.

Profile of Tokyo (Tokyo Metropolitan Government web page):

The University of Tokyo:
The University of Tokyo is one of the leading universities in Asia. It has multiple campuses. Hongo Campus, the conference site, has various old buildings and a garden.
The History of the University of Tokyo (The University's web page):

How to get here:
Access to Hongo Campus from Narita and Haneda Airports:

Access to Hongo Campus in detail:

Local Committee
Shinji NOHARA(The University of Tokyo)

Organizing Committee:

Masashi Izumo (Kanagawa University, president of the Japanese Society for the History of Economic Thought)
Daisuke Arie (Yokohama National University)
Hideo Tanaka (Kyoto University, Aichi Gakuin University)
Yutaka Furuya (Tohoku University)
Akihito Matsumoto (Hokkaido University of Education)
Maria Pia Paganelli (Trinity University)
Shinji Nohara (University of Tokyo)