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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.

Summary Programme, with provisional attendees and panels, is available here.

Deadlines

  • THE CALL FOR ABSTRACTS, AND DEADLINE FOR REFEREED PAPERS/EARLY CAREER PRIZES, IS NOW CLOSED.
  • FINAL SUBMISSION OF PAPERS, FOR INCLUSION IN THE ONLINE PROGRAMME, IS 8th JUNE 2018. PAPERS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE ‘AHECONFERENCES’ EMAIL GIVEN DURING REGISTRATION
  • PAPER LENGTH IS AT THE AUTHOR’S DISCRETION. FOR PAPERS RELATED TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PLEASE FOLLOW ROKE GUIDANCE. FOR ALL OTHER PAPERS, PLEASE FOLLOW ROUTLEDGE GUIDANCE
  • LATE REGISTRATION BY 1st JUNE 2018 (£250 including VAT; concessions are £165)

The conference language is English. Normal sessions are 90 minutes long and will usually consist of three papers. Deadlines are 2359 on the due date, e.g.: late registration closes at 2359 on 1st June.

Registration and Payment

First, please join the AHE using this website. Membership costs £30, or £10 for all concessions.

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

PLEASE CONTACT US, USING THE ‘AHECONFERENCES’ EMAIL GIVEN DURING REGISTRATION, IF YOU HAVE ANY DIFFICULTIES

Accommodation

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 (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.

Conditions

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.

Location

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.

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).