Alternatives to Austerity
Association for Heterodox Economics 18th Annual Conference
Thursday 7th – Saturday 9th July 2016
University of Glasgow
Revised deadline for abstracts 15th April 2016

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Keynote speakers
Anastasia Nesvetailova


Bursaries: Four early career bursaries are available. These cover the fee and travel costs. Please mark your Abstract as ‘Bursary’.

Please email abstracts to by Friday 15th April 2016: no more than 400 words in length and with the names and affiliations of all authors.

We welcome proposals – conceptual, applied and empirical – related to the theme of the conference as well as in all areas of heterodox economics, including:

  • Theoretical contributions around alternatives to austerity
  • The measurement of the costs of austerity
  • Impact of austerity from the perspective of various schools of thought
  • Country case-studies and empirical investigations on the impact of austerity
  • Is austerity an opportunity to de-emphasise the growth rubric and emphasise distribution and a more environmentally sustainable economy?
  • What are the ethical implications of austerity economics? Does the financial crisis and austerity signal the end of economics’ reluctance to absolve itself from normative issues?
  • The shape of a new economics
  • Teaching an economics that is relevant
  • Does economics need a new analysis of debt?
  • A new Eurozone configuration or abandonment?      


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