20th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Call for streams and papers

5-7th July 2018, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK


The 20th Anniversary Conference of the AHE (Association of Heterodox Economics) is being held at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. The AHE has established a reputation as a major forum for the discussion and development of interdisciplinary and pluralistic alternatives to mainstream economics. It is committed to strengthening the community of heterodox economists, and to the development of heterodox economic theories. Recognition of failures within mainstream economics and popular discontent about economic problems are widespread. We particularly encourage submissions for streams and papers on the history of economics; finance, banking and financialisation; austerity, inequality and diversity; sustainable economics and climate change; methodology; teaching and learning; heterodox microeconomics; and other standpoints which critically examine the mainstream, such as critical management studies.


Academic Committee

Proposals for streams, papers and bursaries will be reviewed by an academic committee comprising Lynne Chester (University of Sydney), Thoralf Dassler (University of Westminster), Ioana Negru (SOAS, University of London), and Bruce Philp (Birmingham City Business School). We aim to notify successful participants and bursary winners within two weeks of the closing date. The decision of the academic committee will be final.

Please complete this form with your proposal(s): https://goo.gl/forms/gHeHpOUAGtkj6TvY2

The conference language is English. Normal sessions will be 90 minutes long and will usually consist of two or three papers with at least one discussant. You do not need to submit a paper to register. Participants should be prepared to serve as discussants and/or session chairs.



  • Proposals for complete sessions by 1st February 2018:
  • Abstracts for single papers (not more than 250 words) by 1st March 2018.
  • Draft papers for refereeing by 1st May 2018.
  • Normal registration by 1st May 2018.
  • Late registration by 1st June 2018.
  • Final submission of papers, for inclusion in the online programme, by 8th June 2018.



De Montfort University is located in the East Midlands, UK. Mainline trains depart from St Pancras, London, adjacent to the Eurostar terminal, and take approx 1hr 15 mins. Coaches to East Midlands Airport take from 25 minutes; Birmingham Airport from 45 mins; and Heathrow from 2hr 25 mins.


Registration, Fees and Bursaries

Normal registration is expected to open on 1st February 2018 and close on 30th April 2018.  Normal registration will be around £200 including VAT (£120 for concessions). Late registration will be available until 1st June 2018, at around £250 including VAT (£200 for concessions). Fees are expected to include a 20th Anniversary drinks reception, a Richard III Tour, all refreshments and lunches, and a two course meal with wine on Friday 6th July. University accommodation will be available at £36 per night including VAT. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please indicate on the application form.


Registration Conditions

You will receive a receipt from the AHE upon registration payment. Except for duplicate orders, refunds will not be given. Attendees are responsible for arranging their own VISAs. You should take out travel insurance in the event of being unable to attend due to ill health, VISA issues, etc. If your sponsor is paying for your registration, please allow sufficient time for payment to be processed via Paypal. Certificates of Attendance can be provided after the conference, for an administration fee of £100. Bursary winners must attend and present a paper before the bursary is paid. 

To see details of previous conferences, and to keep up to date with the 2018 conference and other AHE activities please visit http://www.hetecon.com

Call for participants

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

18th-19th January 2018
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
  • Social network theory in Economics
  • Mixing quantitative and qualitative data
  • Publishing work which uses non-standard methodologies

Session leaders:

Professor Bruce Cronin University of Greenwich
Professor Paul Downward Loughborough University
Dr. Annina Kaltenbrunner Leeds University
Dr. Jamie Morgan Leeds Beckett University
Professor Wendy Olsen University of Manchester

The final deadline for applications is 7th November, 2017.

To apply directly online, please complete the form here: https://tinyurl.com/y7tbs9cf  

For further information, please contact Dr. Andrew Mearman on A.J.Mearman@leeds.ac.uk.