19th Annual Conference
July 10-12, 2017
Sustainable Economy and Economics
Dalton Ellis Hall, University of Manchester, UK

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 Abstracts which theorise such issues, or do empirical work, or both.

Our plenary speakers include Prof. Clive Spash (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Prof. Lynne Chester (University of Sydney), Prof. Anwar Shaikh (New School University), and Prof. Ozlem Onaran (University of Greenwich).

  • Degrowth and the nature of sustainable growth
  • Narratives for a sustainable economics
  • Economics of the gift
  • Country case-studies and empirical investigations
  • Planning for Sustainability
  • Pedagogy for Economics
  • Capitalism and Sustainability*
  • The Eurozone, the Euro, currency flux
  • European Sustainable Policies
  • Sustainable Approach to Production
  • Eco-socialism
  • Rural economics, peasants, livelihoods, and urban/rural well-being
  • Other streams in main areas of pluralist, heterodox economics

Streams and Papers
A stream is from one to several sessions. Each session of around 90 minutes has approximately 3 papers. We will be appointing Chairs for each session from among the participants.

How to Apply

First, please join the AHE by clicking here. Membership costs £30, or £10 for all concessions. You can pay by credit card or Paypal.


Third, register for the conference by submitting the registration form:

Fourth, book accommodation and pay for the conference:

Accommodation has been arranged for around 40 participants at £50 per night including VAT at the leafy, secluded Conference site, Sutherland Hall and Dalton Ellis Hall, Victoria Park, south of Manchester University, Manchester (see map here). If you prefer you may use other accommodation in the Manchester area, e.g. Ibis Hotel, or B&B rooms. If you have physical disabilities you may book into Sutherland Hall ground floor. The conference venue is Dalton Ellis Hall, University of Manchester.

Prices: the price of the conference is £190 full registration, or £130 for postgraduates, retired, unemployed, low income, or concessions. The price includes two 2 dinners, an online booklet, lunches, and refreshments over 3 days.

How to book: Accommodation and conference bookings is now open. You will be informed, via your registration email address, when bookings are open. Bookings will be first come-first served.

2Key dates: abstracts by 13th April 2017.
Full papers by 1st May 2017 for bursaries and/or prize consideration.
Full papers by 15th May for peer-review and inclusion in the Conference Proceedings.
All other full papers by 26th June.

All abstracts and papers accepted will in due course appear in the AHE website

Acceptance in the Conference Proceedings is conditional upon a peer review process, involving revision in some cases. We reserve the right to reject abstracts, but we encourage you to submit your ideas!