20th Anniversary Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

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


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Weds 4th July, 8-9pm: FREE drinks reception at Liberty Park, Leicester 

Thurs 5th July, 9-1030am: FREE ‘Markets and Mavericks’ walking tour of Leicester City Centre, led by Leicester's Head Blue Badge Guide. The tour will start at the Magazine Gateway and include the Newarke, Leicester CastleLeicester Cathedral, the statue of leading English suffragette Alice Hawkins, and the 700-year old vegetable market. The tour includes a history of the vegetable market, and Leicester's industrial and labour movement history.

Thurs 5th July, 10-11am: Registration and coffee

Thurs 5th July, 11-12noon: Opening plenary panel 'The Future of Heterodox Economics' with Victoria Chick, Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven, Elke Pirgmaier. Chair: Ioana Negru

Fri 6th July, 7-9pm: Evening meal at the DMU Food Village

Mains: Kobez flat bread; crushed butterbean, herbs and muhammara; mixed beans lovage pesto, roasted tomatoes, cashews and pecorino; freekeh pilaf; harissa chicken skewer; saffron and rosemary bbq salmon; sweet potato falafel; tahini dressing, cacik dressing and green goddess dressing
Desserts: Rose & strawberry Eton mess or tart citron

The meal will be counter service, and includes a choice of red and white wine 

Fri 6th July, 9pm-2am: After dinner party at Duffy’s Bar, Leicester. Duffy's Bar is described on TripAdvisor as a 'genuine Irish Pub... a gem of a place, great staff, great atmosphere'

Sat 7th July 1215-115pm: Closing plenary panel 'What do Heterodox Economists Say Heterodox Economics Is?' with Andrew Mearman and Danielle Guizzo Archela

Sat 7th July 230-4pm: Visit to the King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester

For meals on Thursday and Saturday, you will be able to pre-book recommended restaurants via reception.

At the conference, there will be FREE arrival refreshments, sandwiches, fruit, water, juices, afternoon refreshments and cake. All venues are within a ten minute walk of campus. 


Between 1030am and 430pm, you can visit the tomb of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral, a short walk from campus. Leicester is also home to the National Space Centrefive museums, several within walking distance; a Botanic Garden; the burial site of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey; Leicester City FCLeicester Tigers, and Leicester Riders. At the city boundary are Bradgate Park, home of Lady Jane Grey, and known locally for its 'beheaded oaks'; and the Great Central Railway, a mainline heritage railway. Nearby attractions include Belvior Castle, Foxton Locks, and Rutland Water.   

Collaborators include INET YSI; DMU Centre for Finance and Banking Research; the University of Leicester Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy; and the Review of Keynesian Economics for themes related to economic development.