The World Transformed: The Contributions of Heterodox Economics Globally


The 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics


As announced previously, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AHE conference originally scheduled to be held in Milton Keynes, UK on 3-5 July has been moved online.

The full programme, including all abstracts, can be downloaded here. Please note that with this new format, the selection process was very challenging, and many, many high quality abstracts could not be included. We have therefore set up a forum for asynchronous discussions that will run in parallel with the online conference.

All sessions will take place on Zoom. You will need to register for each day individually. You can find more information about each day and register below.

Friday July 3rd 2020
PLENARY: COVID-19, Capitalism, and the Environment (BOOK)
Heterodox Perspectives on COVID-19 (BOOK)

Thursday July 9th 2020
Sraffa and Marx (BOOK)
Applications of Marxian Theory (BOOK)

Friday July 10th 2020
PLENARY: Heterodox Economics Globally (BOOK)
YSI Session: Pluralism and Global South Perspectives in Economics (BOOK)
Thursday July 16th 2020
Heterodox Critiques of Neoliberalism (BOOK)
BOOK LAUNCH: Contemporary Issues in Heterodox Economics (BOOK)
Friday July 17th 2020
History of Economics (BOOK)
Teaching Heterodox Economics (BOOK)
Thursday July 23rd 2020
Central Banking in Contemporary Capitalism (BOOK)
Macroeconomics and Finance (BOOK)

Friday July 24th 2020
PLENARY: Integrating industrial and innovation research into health (BOOK)
The Challenges of Financing of Health and Social Policy (BOOK)
AHE Awards Ceremony (BOOK)

Thursday July 30th 2020
Racism, Sexism and Development (BOOK)
Anti-Colonial and Post-Colonial Development (BOOK)

Friday July 31st 2020
YSI PLENARY: Heterodox Economics - Perspectives from the Global South (BOOK)
COVID-19 and Global South (BOOK)

Friday July 31st 2020 5.30pm

Keynote Speakers

Dora Barrancos is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and director of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). Barrancos’ research areas include history, gender and sexualities.

Rama Salla Dieng is Lecturer in African Studies and International Development at the University of Edinburgh. Her main research interests are in Agrarian Political Economy, Food and Capitalism in Africa, Gender and Development, and Economic Policy-making in Africa. Her new book Feminist Parenting: Perspectives from Africa and Beyond (with Andrea O'Reilly) is hot off the press!

Sheila Dow is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her main academic focus is on raising methodological awareness in the fields of macroeconomics, money and banking, and the history of economic thought. Recent books include Foundations for New Economic Thinking (2012) and the co-edited volume Money, Method and Post-Keynesian Economics for the 21st Century (2018).

Jason Hickel is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His present research focuses on global inequality, political economy, post-development and ecological economics. His most recent book, The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, was published by Penguin Random House in 2017. 

Chantal Naidoo is programme director with the European Climate Foundation in South Africa. She holds a PhD from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Her research relates to the role of financial systems in sustainability transition processes, national development banks, financing strategies for climate action and rethinking finance theories for sustainability.

Julia Steinberger is Professor of Social Ecology & Ecological Economics at the University of Leeds. Her research examines the connections between resource use (energy and materials, greenhouse gas emissions) and societal performance (economic activity and human wellbeing). She is the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Leadership Award for her research project 'Living Well Within Limits' investigating how universal human well-being might be achieved within planetary boundaries.

Ndongo Samba Sylla is Research and Programme manager at the West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Dakar, Senegal. He recently published the book L’Arme Invisible de la Francafrique (or “The Invisible Weapon of Franco-African Imperialism, with Fanny Pigeaud), where argues that the CFA Franc is a neocolonial currency union that presently constrains the social, political, and economic prospects of each of its member states.

YSI-Sponsored Keynotes

Prabhat Patnaik is Professor Emeritus at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has written extensively on macroeconomics and political economy. His most recent book is A Theory of Imperialism (2016) with Utsa Patnaik.

Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin is Professor of Economics at Franklin & Marshall College. She has written extensively on postcolonial thought, economic development, the political economy of Africa, gender and economics, and institutional economics. Her most recent book is Economics, Culture and Development (2016).

Yahya Madra is Associate Professor of Economics at Drew University. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Rethinking Marxism. He published Late Neoclassical Economics: Restoration of Theoretical Humanism in Contemporary Economic Theory in 2017 and is currently working (with Ceren Özselçuk) on a book manuscript tentatively titled, Sexuating Class: A Psychoanalytical Critique of Political Economy.


This webinar series will be delivered using Zoom Webinar facility. No prior purchasing of software is necessary but registration is required. While the event may be recorded we will not record your voice or image. Please note that during the session, your name and email address (as entered at the registration stage) may be visible to other participants.