Association for Heterodox Economics


23rd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Structural Inequalities Uncovered - the Contributions of Heterodox Economics in Tackling Racial and Gender Inequality

The Association for Heterodox Economics 23rd annual conference will be hosted online on Fridays throughout July, 2021.

The first version of the conference programme is now out, and it can be accessed here

AHE’s annual conference will host three open plenaries:

Friday 2nd July

2pm-3.30pm (BST)

 Opening Plenary: Covid-19, gender inequalities and heterodox economics

Elissa Braunstein (Colorado State University)

Sue Himmelweit (Open University)

Lyn Ossome (Makerere University)

Friday 16th July

2pm-3.30pm (BST)

Special Plenary: Colonialism and the Role of Economics

Charusheela (University of Washington)

Elias Sampaio (Ministry of Economics)

Sunanda Sen (Levy Economics Institute)

Friday 30th July

2pm-3.30pm (BST)

 Closing Plenary: Tackling Racial Inequality – Heterodox Solutions

Gargi Bhattacharyya (UoL)

Rhonda Sharpe (WISER)

William (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. (Duke University)

Membership and Registration:

There are no registration fees for attending the conference. All participants are required to become AHE members or renew their membership to attend the presentation sessions. The plenaries are open for general attendance. 

Instructions to become an AHE member can be found here.

Annual membership fees:

Academic, full time employed members: £30

Academic part-time employed, student or retired: £10

AHE may offer preferential rates for academics based in the Global South and/or on financial hardship. Please contact the academic officers for more information.

For any questions about the CfP, please get in touch with AHE’s Academic Officers:

Ariane Agunsoye: 

Danielle Guizzo: 

2021 Webinar Series: Heterodox Economics Goes Global

AHE launched a new webinar series in 2021 with the theme Heterodox Economics Goes Global.

For more details on the Webinar Series click here

AHE Webinar with Dr Dr. Lorena Lombardozzi: 

The Nexus between Market Transition, State Capitalism and Structural Transformation

With Dr. Eka Ikpe as discussant

Statement on Political Layoffs in Academia

The Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) stands in strong solidarity with colleagues facing redundancies due to neoliberal restructuring during this pandemic. One particularly horrifying example of this, is what is going on at Leicester University, where 145 colleagues are currently under threat of redundancy by the university management. The university’s poorly defined and justified proposal to “disinvest” from Critical Management Studies and Political Economy is a blatant attack on academic freedom, a disservice to the university’s international reputation in these fields, and an offense to their current and future students. 

For decades have our colleagues at Leicester University been dedicated to collegiality, interdisciplinarity, pluralism and the highest scholarly standards in their fields; principles for which they have earned far-reaching respect and acknowledgement in the intellectual community, and which the AHE strongly endorses. 

AHE Management Committee 8.2.2021

people, humanity, solidarity