Following the recent untimely death from cancer of Professor Fredric S. Lee, the Association for Heterodox Economics would like to recognize his unique contribution to heterodox economics. Not only was Fred instrumental in the establishment of the AHE, he also remained a tireless participant in its otherwise mundane administration and a passionate participant in its academic activity.

He was one of those rare individuals whose enthusiasm was inspirational. His generosity of spirit caused him to see the best in others. His intellectual legacy extends across many areas of economics, whilst his institutional legacy extends to all those graduates who had the privilege to experience his teaching and all those postgraduates for whom he was a mentor.

Fred Lee      Fred Lee

Fred's obituary, written by his colleague Tae-Hee Jo, can be accessed via the Heterodox Economics Newsletter number 171. The Newsletter is another now well-established pillar of the heterodox academic community for which Fred was the prime mover. The vibrancy of that community also forms part of his legacy. The Newsletter contains links to a series of other sites with commentaries and condolences via:

We would also like to encourage you to make a donation to the Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund:

Fred will be sadly missed.

The Management Committee on behalf of the AHE


Fund raising event at SOAS, School of oriental and african studies,

Association of Heterodox Economics
17th Annual Conference


When:                                                            July 2-4th 2015
Where:                                               Southampton Solent University
Conference Theme:                        Growth, Cycles and Sustainability

The conference theme concerns growth. How to create it, sustain it and can we avoid the ups and downs of it. Is it good anyway given our environmental challenges, and if growth actually happens will it be even or increase inequality further. Finally, when will it end again in crisis? 

Please send us abstracts, whether related to the conference theme or any other heterodox topic area, by 31st January 2015. Refereed and non-refereed options will be available for your paper (details to follow). If you wish to organise any panels of papers for the conference on particular themes, please express your interest to us by the 12th December 2014.

Please send all communications to: and
Further detail on conference fees, accommodation options to follow in due course.

AHE Response to INET

Proposed New Economic Curriculum and its Marginalisation of Heterodox Economics

Click here for the PDF of the Proposed New Economic Curriculum