Toni Vogel Carey is a co-winner of the Elizabeth Eisenstein Prize for 2017, awarded by The National Coalition of Independent Scholars, for her paper "Adam Smith's Invisible Hand: A Brief History," which appeared in volume 9 of the Adam Smith Review (2017). The article will be reprinted in an upcoming issue of The Independent Scholar.


 Themes from Smith and Rousseau

Call for Papers


The International Adam Smith Society and the Rousseau Association will hold a joint meeting at The University of Glasgow July 20th -22nd 2015. The conference aims to bring together scholars with an interest in the work of either or both of these thinkers with a view to stimulating discussion of their shared interests and the relationship between two prominent members of the Enlightenment.


The conference aims to explore the ideas and shared concerns of Adam Smith and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of Smith, Rousseau, or their shared intellectual interests including (but not limited to) pitié, sympathy, commerce, freedom, nature and science. Given the aim of the conference the organizers are particularly keen to invite papers that deal with both Smith and Rousseau.


Further details can be found on the websites


Please submit a title and abstract to Dr Craig Smith, University of Glasgow (


Deadline for submissions of interest: 1st January 2015.


Volume 7 was published November 4, 2013!




Scotland, Europe and Empire in the Age of

Adam Smith and Beyond


26th Annual Conference of the

Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society


The International Adam Smith Society


3–6 July 2013


University of Paris, Sorbonne

Hosted by the Centre Roland Mousnier–UMR 8596 CNRS


 ECSSS returns to Europe for the first time in six years when it holds its 2013 conference in Paris, jointly sponsored by the International Adam Smith Society. The conference organizer is Jean-François Dunyach of the Sorbonne’s Centre Roland Mousnier.

The theme of the conference is eighteenth-century empire. What role did Scotland play in the British Empire (and other empires), from the Americas in the west to Asia in the east? How did Scots interact with Europeans at home and abroad? How was the concept of empire theorized in the emerging, largely Scottish discipline of political economy, especially in the work of Adam Smith? How was the theme of empire addressed in novels, plays, and other works of imaginary literature, as well as in travel literature, religious and philosophical works, and other genres? The conference will also include papers on the later impact of Adam Smith’s thought, especially on empire. As at all ECSSS conferences, proposals for papers and panels on other aspects of eighteenth-century Scottish culture and history will also be welcome.

The conference will kick off on Wednesday 3 July with a plenary lecture by Emma Rothschild of Harvard University, on “Overseas at Home: France and Scotland in the Eighteenth Century.” This will be followed by three days of concurrent panels, a plenary lecture by Amartya Sen of Harvard University on “On Smith’s and Hume’s Critiques of Imperialism,” and a concluding plenary lecture by Michael Biziou of the University of Nice on “Kant and Smith as Critics of Hume’s Theory of Justice: Property, Poverty and Redistribution of Wealth.” There will also be a concert by the Sorbonne Scholars (Thursday); a visit to Le Musée Carnavalet—the museum of the history of Paris—followed by a buffet (Friday); and a conference dinner at Paris’s oldest restaurant, the famous Le Procope (Saturday). Thanks to generous support from the Sorbonne, all of this will be included in the comprehensive registration fee of €135 (€110 for graduate students, retirees, and guests). A link to further details will be available by late October on the ECSSS website,

Places for this conference are limited, and we expect them to fill up quickly. Please e-mail a title and one-page description of your proposed 3-paper panel or 20-minute paper, along with a one-page cv, to the program organizer, Richard B. Sher (, no later than 1 December 2012.


August 1, 2011

Volume 6 was published on July 18, 2011!

Volume 5, a special collection of essays commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the Theory of Moral Sentiments, edited by Vivienne Brown and Samuel Fleischacker, was published on September 6, 2010!


A paperback edition of Volume 4 is now available at
Paperback editions of later volumes will become available is due course.


July 5, 2010

A paperback edition of Volume 2 is now available at
Paperback editions of later volumes will become available is due course.

Call for papers: The Fate of Anglo-American Capitalism

Is there a future for the robust sort of capitalism favoured by Adam Smith or have we reached a limit to Anglo-American capitalism as the engine of human betterment? Over the last few decades scholars from many points of view have found the basis for a uniquely defensible position in Smith's work. It is therefore appropriate that the Adam Smith Review proposes a symposium devoted to the theme: "Is Anglo-American capitalism passing away?" We are particularly interested in contributions that view current economic events through a lens informed by Smith's teaching on institutions, money and economic growth. Please send proposals and suggestions for contributions to Sandra J. Peart, Dean, Jepson School of Leadership Studies ( by November 1, 2009; full papers to be submitted for refereeing by January 15, 2010.

Routledge have now brought out a paperback version of ASR1. Visit their website.
Later volumes of ASR will also be available in paperback in due course.

A new editorial team is taking over as from ASR volume 6
Vivienne Brown's commitment as founder editor terminates with volume 5, so it is a great pleasure to announce the new editorial team who are taking over as from ASR6:

Editor: Professor Fonna Forman-Barzilai (
Book Reviews Editor: Dr Craig Smith (

Watch this space for news from the new editorial team!

(posted February 2009)

ASR volume 4 2008
ASR4 was published on 5 November 2008

(posted November 2008)

Registration is now open. Please click here for registration details

(posted September 2008)

Conference registration will open in early September

(posted July 2008)

ASR volume 4 2008
The planned publication date of ASR4 is 24 October 2008.

(posted May 2008)

The refereeing process for submitted abstracts is now completed with 40 submissions selected from an outstanding response to the call for papers.

The CONFERENCE page will shortly be updated.

(posted January 2008)

ASR publication update
The Adam Smith Review volume 3 was published in November 2007. Please contact the membership secretary Remy Debes ( to purchase this volume on preferential terms as a society member.

(posted January 2008)

New membership secretary
Remy Debes ( has taken over from Aaron Garrett as membership secretary of the International Adam Smith Society.

(posted January 2008)

The call for papers is now closed. Thanks to everyone who submitted an abstract; the response has been fantastic. The process of blind review is now well underway.

(posted October 2007)

ASR planned publication dates
Volume 3 November 2007; in press
Volume 4 Autumn 2008
Volume 5 Autumn 2009; conference volume

(posted August 2007)

The call for papers has now closed for information please see conference details.

(posted February 2007).

Advance Conference Announcement
A joint IASS–ASR conference to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the publication of Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments (1759) is being planned at Balliol College, Oxford, January 2009.
Please see the ‘Conference’ button on main menu for further details.

(posted November 2006)

IASS Membership Secretary
Aaron Garrett at Boston University has taken over as membership secretary of the International Adam Smith Society. As members of the Society can purchase ASR on preferential terms, please send all enquiries about joining the society and purchasing ASR to Aaron:

Professor Aaron Garrett
Department of Philosophy
Boston University

(posted January 2006)

New Book Reviews Editor
As from volume 3, Jim Otteson is handing over to Fonna Forman-Barzilai (University of California, San Diego: as Book Reviews Editor.

Many thanks to Jim who is staying with ASR as a member of the Editorial Board.

(posted June 2005)