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The next AHE Annual Conference will take place on

10-12th July 2024

at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Details to follow.

Call for participants 

Association for Heterodox Economics

Hybrid postgraduate workshop on advanced research methods 

16-18th January, 2024, University of Leeds, UK

Applications are open for places at the annual Association for Heterodox Economics postgraduate workshop on advanced research methods in economics. The workshop will be conducted in English. The workshop is open to anyone* studying a Ph.D. on any economic topic, from anywhere in the world. We strongly encourage applications from women and ethnically-minoritized groups.

The workshop is free to attend plus we can offer limited travel support to those attending in-person.

Learning in our interactive sessions will be supported by pre-reading and dedicated video recordings by leading scholars.

Workshop topics include:

  • Reorienting economics to match method with social material
  • Quantitative analysis applicable to open economic systems
  • Qualitative methods
  • Social network theory in Economics
  • Mixing quantitative and qualitative data and mixed-methods research
  • Career planning, including publishing work which uses non-standard methodologies

Session leaders (alphabetical by family name):

Dr. Ariane Agunsoye

Goldsmiths, University of London

Professor Andrew Brown

University of Leeds

Professor Bruce Cronin

University of Greenwich

Professor Paul Downward

University of Loughborough

Professor Annina Kaltenbrunner

University of Leeds

Professor Don Webber

University of Sheffield


Please do not apply if you are not currently registered on a PhD programme. *Students who have previously attended are not eligible to apply.

To allow in-person interaction but also retain a broad representation of students, the workshop will be held for the first time in a hybrid format, with some participants in-person and some online. It will be held over three short days, running from 1030-1530 UTC. Please bear in mind these timings: if you cannot realistically attend the whole workshop, please do not apply as you may be reducing the opportunities for others who can.

To apply, please complete the form here. Please complete all sections of the form as fully as you can. Applications will be evaluated in terms of the strength of the case you make for wanting to attend the workshop, and your need to attend (and its potential benefit).

The final deadline for applications is 30 November, 2023. If your application is successful, you will be informed within 10 working days of that date.

Please direct any queries to Dr. Andrew Mearman, University of Leeds:



AHE Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023

June 29th  2023, 630pm-730pm BST

LAB002, Anglia Ruskin University,Cambridge, UK

Please send any agenda points to AHE Secretary Devika Dutt (devika.dutt [at] by June 20th 2023.
Members can also join via Zoom via this URL:
Meeting ID: 844 7248 6197   Passcode: 630826



25th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics 

Programme to be found here.

In association with Anglia Ruskin University’s Faculty of Business & Law and The Centre for Pluralist Economics 

Bringing together heterodox approaches to economic challenges

Cambridge, United Kingdom
28-30th June, 2023 


The 25th annual conference celebrates the plurality in the field of Economics. It will be a space to present, discuss and develop heterodox approaches to the range of challenges economies face. From the global economic crisis to the climate crisis, from political turmoil to cost-of-living crises, there is a need to bring heterodox approaches to economic challenges to the forefront of public debates. We welcome all submissions but will prioritize those specifically in the domains of policy proposals for contemporary problems, methodological innovations, sustainability and decolonising economics.

Confirmed keynotes include Anna Alexandrova, Ha-Joon Chang, Daniela Gabor, Jayati Ghosh, Maria Cristina Marcuzzo, Mary Robertson, Crystal Simeoni, Rogerio Studart, and Ndongo Samba Sylla.

The conference is organized in a hybrid format. The in-person venue for the 2023 conference is Anglia Ruskin UniversityCambridge, UK. Limited travel support is available for selected early career scholars, partially thanks to funding from the Cambridge Political Economy Society. Early career scholars include PhD students as well as those who received their PhD no more than 5 years prior to the date of the conference. If early career scholars want to be considered for the Frederic S Lee Early Career Prize then they must submit a full paper by May 31st, 2023.

We welcome contributions in the following formats:

Individual paper: A standard conference paper followed by discussion.

Panel of papers: A session comprising several papers on one particular topic. We recommend 3 papers for a 90 minutes session.

Roundtable: A panel of contributors discussing a particular topic. This can include, although is not limited to, focussed discussions with civil society actors, activists, and academic researchers.

Workshop Session: This format is available if an organizer would like to run their own session. Sessions with a broader art/culture focus on the conference themes fit within this format (e.g. display and discussion of artworks/films/performances).

 Stream: A series of (any) sessions listed above.

Submit your abstract or session proposal here. The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2023.

More information about the conference can be found on the AHE webpage. For any questions please mail


2022 Webinar

Heterodox Economics Goes Global

Dependencia financiera en América Latina y los principales desafíos para crecer.

Julia Braga

Universidad Federal Fluminense, Brasil

Matías Vernengo

Bucknell University (USA) / Co-editor, Review of Keynesian Economics

Juan Carlos Moreno Brid

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)

22 de Junio 2022

14:00 UTC (GMT)

CDMX (México) 9:00 CDT/ UTC-5 horas

Nueva York (USA), EDT / UTC-4 horas

Rio de Janeiro (Brasil), 12:00 BRT / UTC-3 horas

Buenos Aires (Argentina) 11:00:00 ART  / UTC-3

Londres (UK), 15:00:00 BST / UTC+1 hora

Zoom Meeting / El evento será en español y portugués

Or scan QR code


Financial dependency in Latin America and major challenges for economic growth

Julia de Medeiros Braga

Federal Fluminense University (Brazil)

Matías Vernengo

Bucknell University (USA) / Co-editor, Review of Keynesian Economics

Juan Carlos Moreno Brid

National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)

22 June 2022

14:00 UTC (GMT)

CDMX (México) 9:00 CDT/ UTC-5 hours

New York (USA), EDT / UTC-4 hours

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 12:00 BRT / UTC-3 hours

Buenos Aires (Argentina) 11:00:00 ART  / UTC-3

London (UK), 15:00:00 BST  / UTC+1 hour

Zoom Meeting / The event will be in Spanish and Portuguese

Or scan QR code


24th Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics

In association with SOAS, University of London

Crises in capitalism or crises of capitalism: Current issues and transformative solutions

6th - 8th of July, 2022

click here for the conference page

For any questions about the CfP or the conference, please write to us

AHE’s Academic Officers:

Dr Surbhi Kesar (

Lecturer, Department of Economics, SOAS London

Dr Elke Pirgmaier (

Junior Lecturer, Université de Lausanne

AHE Solidarity with the University College Union

The Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) stands in strong solidarity with colleagues facing significant cuts to their pensions in the wake of the decision taken by Universities UK on Wednesday February 23rd. These mentioned cuts could slash pensions by one third for an average academic. AHE also condemns the reduction in real pay, increased precariousness, increased workloads, and unfair racial and gendered pay gaps across the UK higher education sector over the past decade, which makes up the other parts of the ongoing industrial dispute in UK higher education. The promotion of heterodox and pluralist economic ideas becomes increasingly difficult in a context where basic labour conditions are deteriorating and the higher education sector is deepening the structures that make it most likely that those already in a privileged position are able to succeed. We therefore stand firmly with the University and College Union in this dispute and call on the Universities UK, as well as individual higher education institutions across the country, to take their demands seriously. For anyone unsure how to help, you can donate to the UCU fighting fund to help support colleagues who lose pay when on strike.

AHE MC Members join the QAA Advisory Board for revising the Subject Benchmark Statement for Economics

AHE management committee members Danielle Guizzo and Andrew Mearman have been appointed to the Advisory Board on the UK Quality Assurance Agency’s benchmark statement for Economics, the document that lays out the framework of typical programmes of study in British universities.

Heterodox commentators (including Danielle and Andrew) have previously argued that the benchmarking statement has fallen short in terms of pluralism; however, heterodox voices such as Daniela Gabor and Neil Lancastle made meaningful changes to its most recent version.

The new benchmark presents an important opportunity to diversify economics, in terms of its content, teaching methods, sources of material and students.

The heterodox economics community is deeply saddened by death of Geoffrey Harcourt, a long-standing champion of varieties of heterodox thought, of open, spirited debate in economics, and of young heterodox scholars.

Geoff made leading contributions to economic analyses of pricing, economic methodology and the history of economic thought, and, perhaps most notably, to our understanding of the nature of capital, via his book chronicling the dispute between heterodox scholars at Cambridge, UK, and their neoclassical counterparts at MIT. Geoff will be missed for his wit and humour, his knowledge of, and as a bridge to, a past era, and for his resolute support for pluralist and heterodox economics.