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.



2018 Conference booking is now open. It is not required that you present a paper to attend. The costs and deadlines are:
From 0001 on 1st February to 2359 on 30th April: normal registration is £185 including VAT; concession are £100.
From 0001 on 1st May to 2359 on 1st June: late registration is £250 including VAT; concessions are £165.
Conference booking closes at 0001 on 2nd June.
Conference meal booking opens at 0001 on 1st February and closes at 2359 on 25th June. Conference meal costs £15 including VAT.


How to book

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

Second, register for the conference by submitting the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/xJ6izkzu7V77IkZy1

Third, pay the conference registration fee and for the (optional) conference meal on Friday 6th July: https://hetecon.net/?page=conference_registration


Registration Conditions

Fees include an evening drinks reception on Weds 4th July, a Richard III Tour on Saturday 7th, lunch and refreshments. The conference meal on Friday 6th July is an additional £15 per person (no concessions). If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please indicate on the registration form.

You will be emailed a receipt from the AHE upon payment for registration. Except for duplicate orders, registration 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 the full conference, and present a paper, before the bursary is paid.



University accommodation should be book 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 (liberypark-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.

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