20th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

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. The conference call includes 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.

A Full Programme is available here. The conference language is English. Normal sessions are 90 minutes long and will usually consist of three papers.

Registration and Payment

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University accommodation should be booked directly with Liberty Park. Please quote 'AHE' when booking, to secure the reduced conference fee of £36 per night including VAT. Contact Liberty Park via email (libertypark-leicester@libertyliving.co.uk) or by phone (+44(0)116 255 4370. Liberty Park terms and conditions apply. Accommodation comprises 5-bedroom cluster flats with en-suites, a shared kitchen, and tea/coffee facilities. Early booking is advised.

Alternatively, please contact Visit Leicester via their website or by phone (+44(0)116 299 4444) about nearby hotels. The Belmont Hotel is highly recommended.


You do not need to submit a paper to attend. Participants should be prepared to serve as discussants and/or session chairs. 

You will be emailed a receipt from the AHE upon 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, 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/prize winners must attend the full conference, and present a paper, before the bursary/prize is paid. Bursaries are unlikely to cover accommodation and travel costs, unless there are exceptional circumstances.


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. The nearest airports are East Midlands Airport (from 25 mins by bus); Birmingham Airport (from 45 mins by bus); Luton Airport (from 1 hour 35 mins by bus); and Heathrow from (from 2hr 25 mins by bus). See CheckMyBus for bus times.

Academic Committee

The Academic Committee comprised Lynne Chester (University of Sydney), Thoralf Dassler (University of Westminster), Ioana Negru (SOAS, University of London), and Bruce Philp (Birmingham City Business School).