19th Annual Conference
July 10-12, 2017
University of Huddersfield, near Leeds, UK

Theme: Sustainable Economy and Economics

The shrinking of the polar ice caps suggests a dangerous rise in sea level by 2050. Declining biodiversity and growing sea pollution indicate that a change is needed in the dominant narratives about growth and profit. Heterodox economics needs to offer a compelling alternative narrative. This conference welcomes submissions of 'Stream Proposals' which theorise such issues, or do empirical work, or both. Make your proposal as informative and accessible as possible, and you may also use the streams to invite individual paper submissions. We encourage early-career researchers to plan a Stream, and thus widen their network.

We need streams on conceptual, applied and empirical papers in relation to sustainable economy and economics. We welcome any submission related to the theme of the conference and also any submission in any area of heterodox economics.

  • Theoretical contributions around economic narratives and changing narratives*;
  • How to widen the audience for sustainable economics;
  • Degrowth and the nature of sustainable growth (ALSO PLENARY DEBATE)*
  • The measurement of the costs of global warming;
  • Sustainable approach to production; (ALSO PLENARY SPEECH)
  • Country case-studies and empirical investigations;
  • Logistics and distribution in an environmentally sustainable economy;
  • Taxation for sustainable development;
  • Worker-participation, strategy, and the regulation of multinational corporations;
  • Ethics of development, and intersectionality;
  • Economics of the gift;*
  • Rural economics, peasants, livelihoods, and urban/rural well-being;*
  • Migrants and the institutions surrounding migration;
  • Debt crisis and credit management;
  • The Eurozone, the Euro, currency fluctuations, wages, and interest rates;*
  • Well-being from a multidimensional standpoint; indicators of a good life.
  • Aid and trade in development;
  • Employment and Environmental Policies in a Heterodox Perspective*
  • Hunger; food production; drought; the economics of famine.


Submission of a Stream Proposal

Write the stream proposal as an invitation to others to submit. Imagine having six to 9 papers on one topic. Each session of around 90 minutes has approximately 3 papers. Your own paper would be one of them. Encourage related topics. (A * indicates at least one stream already has been proposed – you can still submit a related stream.)

We/you will be circulating these stream proposals via the Email network list, web (, and Facebook. Don’t forget – join by visiting!

WHY JOIN FACEBOOK: Because it's an international linkup of 14,000 heterodox economists.
WHY JOIN THE ASSOCIATION FOR HETERODOX ECONOMICS: It enables you to get a reduced price for each year's conference. Our website will also help you upload a blog, video, or audio and advertise your books/services/teaching.

Stream proposals should be sent to and cc, or use the simple form at: We will hold them and reply to you in due course on a rolling basis. Meanwhile you are welcome to advertise this conference to others. We are especially keen to ensure there are Post-Keynesian, Marxist, feminist, green, labour, pluralism, economic history, methods, pedagogy, and development panels. Stream submissions are welcome up to 15 February 2017. Length limit 400 words.

Abstracts for papers will be submitted by filling in the google form found at Keep a clean copy of your abstract document please. The deadline will be 15 March 2017. A rolling reviewing process will take place. Those accepted for Bursaries will find out by 15 May. Please ensure that your abstract contains the names and affiliations of all authors, and a contact email address. Length limit 250 words plus references.

You may include the References (citations) to two key works in each abstract or Stream proposal. This helps the Conference Programme to be an informative document.

Bursaries and Prizes: To apply for a Bursary you must be an Early Career Researcher (ECR). The AHE deems Early Career status to be those with ten or less years of experience after PhD completion at the Conference start date. Mark your STREAM or PAPER proposal clearly ECR BURSARY please. Again decisions can be made on a rolling basis. There is also a prize for the best ECR paper. All papers that are submitted and assessed for bursaries can be considered for a prize. The full papers must be sent in by 1 May 2017.

Costs: The prices of the conference will be similar to past years; it’s a fee for 3 days.

Accommodation: Accommodation has been arranged for around 40 participants at a reasonable rate below GBP40 per night about 5 km from the Conference site, and a daily Coach and some Taxis will be funded within your Conference Registration fee. These rooms are “DIGS Storthes Hall Student Accommodation”, seen on this map: If you prefer you may use accommodation in Huddersfield or Leeds, see here for details: Location: The map of the University of Huddersfield shows our conference site in central Huddersfield near Leeds: .

Deadlines: 15 Feb. 2017 for stream proposals.
15 March for abstracts.
1 May for full papers from those wanting Bursaries and/or Prize consideration.
15 May for all Papers intended for the peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings.
1 July for full Papers not needing to be reviewed. All abstracts and papers accepted will in due course appear in the AHE website

Acceptance of your abstract or paper for the Proceedings is conditional upon either a peer review process involving in some cases both peer review and revision. We reserve the right to reject abstracts, but we encourage you to submit one!

Call for participants

Association for Heterodox Economics
Funded post graduate workshop on advanced research methods

19th-20th January 2017
Leeds University Business School

There are funded places available for registered Ph.D. students to cover UK travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses for the above event. The workshop covers topics in research not typically covered in economics training. It will be held for the second time at the University of Leeds, which has a continuing tradition of doing economics in open, critical ways. The workshop is open to any Ph.D. students, but UK-registered Ph.D. students have priority. Funding priority will be given to UK-registered students. Students who have previously attended are not eligible for funding.

Workshop topics include:

  • Reorienting economics to match method with social material
  • Quantitative analysis applicable to open economic systems
  • Qualitative methods including Qualitative Comparative Analysis
  • Social network theory in Economics
  • Mixing quantitative and qualitative data

Session leaders:

Professor Bruce Cronin University of Greenwich
Professor Sheila Dow University of Stirling
Professor Paul Downward Loughborough University
Professor Steve Keen Kingston University
Dr Jamie Morgan Leeds Beckett University
Dr Ioana Negru SOAS, University of London
Professor Wendy Olsen University of Manchester

The final deadline for applications is 7th November, 2016.

To apply directly online, please complete the form here:

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrew Mearman on