Management Committee

Officers and Management Committee

2019-20 Management Committee

Simon Mouatt - Coordinator
Alexandra Arntsen - Secretary
Jon Mulberg - Membership Secretary and 2020 Conference Coordinator
Bruce Cronin - Treasurer
Miriam Kennet - Diversity Officer
Anders Ekeland - Webmaster
Ingrid Kvangraven and Danielle Guizzo Archela - Academic Secretary (jointly)
Ariane Agunsoye - Student Liaison Officer
Andrew Mearman - Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Eurydice Fotopoulou - Social Media Officer
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Alan Freeman – Honorary Life President

Committee Members: Thoralf Dassler, Arturo Hermann, Thomas Lines

2018-19 Management Committee

Simon Mouatt - Coordinator
Thomas Lines - Secretary
Jon Mulberg - Membership Secretary
Bruce Cronin - Treasurer
Miriam Kennet - Diversity Officer
Anders Ekeland - Webmaster
Thoralf Dassler - Academic Secretary
Hanna Szymborska - Student Liaison Officer
Andrew Mearman - Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Alexandra Arntsen - Social Media Officer
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Alan Freeman – Honorary Life President

Committee Members: Arturo Hermann, Ingrid Kvangraven, Gary Mongiovi

2017-18 Management Committee

Simon Mouatt - Coordinator
Thomas Lines - Secretary
Jon Mulberg - Membership Secretary
Bruce Cronin - Treasurer
Miriam Kennet - Diversity Officer
Anders Ekeland - Webmaster
Neil Lancastle - 2018 Conference Coordinator
Rowan Mataram - Student Liaison Officer
Andrew Mearman - Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Alexandra Arnsten - Social Media Officer
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Alan Freeman – Honorary Life President

Academic Committee: Lynne Chester, Thoralf Dassler, Ioana Negru, Bruce Philp

Committee Members: Phil Armstrong, Kalim Siddiqui, Radhika Desai, Arturo Hermann, Pritam Singh, Gary Mongiovi

2016-17 Management Committee

Wendy Olsen/Thoralf Dassler– Joint Coordinators
Bruce Cronin – Treasurer
Alan Freeman – Membership Secretary (aided by Neil Lancastle)
Anders Ekeland – Webmaster
Wendy Olsen - 2017 Conference Coordinator
Andrew Mearman - Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Joint student liaison officers - Cahal Moran and Zach Ward-Perkins
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President

Committee Members: Neil Lancastle, Spencer J. Pack, Phil Armstrong, Kalim Siddiqui, Rojhat Avsar, Thomas Lines, Radhika Desai, Arturo Hermann, Pritam Singh, Bruce Philp, Jamie Morgan, Steve Keen, Ioana Negru

2015-2016 Management Committee

Wendy Olsen/Thoralf Dassler– Joint Coordinators
Bruce Cronin – Treasurer
Simon Mouatt – Secretary
Alan Freeman – Membership Secretary
Anders Ekeland – Webmaster
Andrew Mearman - Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Robert McMaster – 2016 conference organizer
Student liaison officers - Catriona Watson and Hoang Nguyen
Miriam Kennet - Gender Diversity Officer
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President

Committee Members: Neil Lancastle, Spencer J. Pack, Phil Armstrong, Kalim Siddiqui, Rojhat Avsar, Thomas Lines, Radhika Desai, Arturo Hermann, Pritam Singh, Bruce Philp, Jamie Morgan, Ioana Negru

2013-2014 Management Committee

Jamie Morgan– Coordinator
Bruce Cronin – Treasurer
Bruce Philp – Secretary
Alan Freeman – Membership Secretary
Vinca Bigo – Diversity Officer
Anders Ekeland – Webmaster
William Dixon – 2014 Conference Organiser
Fred Lee – Editor, Refereed Conference Papers and Honorary Life President
Andrew Mearman - Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President

Committee Members: Molly Scott Cato, Radhika Desai, Arturo Hermann, Pritam Singh, Ioana Negru, Dan Wheatley, Nick Potts, Simon Mouatt

2012-2013 Management Committee

Bruce Philp – Coordinator
Bruce Cronin – Treasurer
Jamie Morgan – Secretary
Alan Freeman – Membership Secretary
Vinca Bigo – Diversity Officer
Anders Ekeland – Webmaster
William Dixon – 2013 Conference Organiser
Lynne Chester – Editor, Refereed Conference Papers
Wendy Olsen – Postgraduate Workshop Coordinator
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

Commitee Members: Molly Scott Cato, Radhika Desai, Arturo Hermann, Gary Mongiovi, Julian Wells, Jack Reardon, Pritam Singh, Ioana Negru

2011-2012 Management Committee

Bruce Philp – Coordinator
Ioana Negru – Treasurer
Vinca Bigo – Treasurer and Women Officer
Alan Freeman – Membership Secretary
Anders Ekeland - Webmaster
Dany Lang – 2012 Conference Organiser William Dixon – 2013 Conference Organiser
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

Committee Members: Arturo Hermann, Fred Lee, Gary Mongiovi, Lynne Chester, Molly Scott Cato, Radhika Desai, Serap Kayatekin, Victoria Chick, Wendy Olsen

Sub-Committee for Post-Graduate Methodology Workshop: Andrew Mearman, Paul Downward, Wendy Olsen, Fred Lee

Sub-Committee on Ethics: Jack Reardon, Fred Jennings, Dennis Badeen, Alan Freeman

Sub-Committee for the Conference: Dany Lang – Organizer, Lynne Chester – Paper Review Coordinator, Alan Freeman, Fred Lee

Sub-Committee for the AHE Website: Anders Ekeland, Alan Freeman, Fred Lee, Julian Wells

2010-2011

Coordinator
Vinca Bigo – Treasurer
Bruce Philp – Conference Coordinator
Secretary
Membership Secretary
Molly Scott Cato
Lynne Chester
Andy Denis
Radhika Desai
Ali Douai
Paul Downward
Alan Freeman
Joseph Halevi
Arturo Hermann
Serap Kayatekin
Miriam Kennet
Paul Lewis
Andrew Mearman
Gary Mongiovi
Ioana Negru
Wendy Olsen
Jack Reardon
Pritam Singh
Geoff Tily
Julian Wells
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

2009-2010

Alan Freeman – Coordinator
Ioana Negru – Conference Coordinator
Vinca Bigo – Treasurer
Secretary?
Membership Secretary
Alan Shipman – Press Secretary
Wendy Olsen
Serap Kayatekin
Pritam Singh
Paul Lewis
Paul Downward
Julian Wells
Jack Reardon
Ioana Negru
Miriam Kennet
Geoff Tily
Barbara Harriss-White
Andrew mearman
Andy Denis
Arturo Hermann
Gary Mongiovi
Joseph Halevi
Susan Pashkoff
Radhika Desai
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

2008-2009

Alan Freeman - Coordinator
Vinca Bigo – Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Secretary
Julian Wells – Conference Coordinator
Andrew Mearman
Andy Denis
Barbara Harriss-White
David Vazquez-Guzman
Ioana Negru
Jack Reardon
Judith Mehta
Miriam Kennet
Paul Downward
Paul Lewis
Pritam Singh
Wendy Olsen
Arturo Hermann
Serap Kayatekin
Victoria Chick – Honorary Life President
Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

2007-2008

Andrew Mearman – Coordinator ?
Vinca Bigo - Treasurer
Claudia Jefferies - Secretary
Membership Secretary
Andy Denis
Serap Kayatekin
Ioana Nehru
Paul Downward
Judith Mehta
Karl Petrick
Alan Freeman
Paul Lewis
Jack Reardon
Pritam Singh
Wendy Olsen
Altug Yalcintas
Vince Fitzsimons

Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

2006-2007

Andrew Mearman – Coordinator
Paul Downward – Treasurer
Claudia Jefferies – Secretary
Judith Mehta – Membership Secretary
Vince Fitzsimons
Andy Denis
Wendy Olsen
Karl Petrick
Vinca Bigo
Altug Yalcintas
Pritam Singh
Paul Lewis

Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

2005-2006

Andrew Mearman – Coordinator
Paul Downward – Treasurer
Claudia Jefferies – Secretary
Susan Pashkoff - Secretary
Jan Toporowski
Andy Denis
Alan Freeman
Andrew Brown
Andrew Trigg
Bruce Philp
David Spencer
Gary Slater
Judith Mehta
Karl Petrick
Richard van den Berg
Serap Kayatekin
Siobhan McGovern
Tidings Ndhlovu
Victoria Chick
Wendy Olsen

Fred Lee – Honorary Life President

2004-2005

Gary Slater – Coordinator?
Paul Downward – Treasurer
Victoria Chick
Andy Denis
Alan Freeman
Andrew Mearman
Susan Pashkoff
Karl Petrick
Richard van den Berg
Fred Lee
Tidings Ndhlovu
Bruce Philp
Alfred Saad Filho
Jan Toporowski

2003-2004

Gary Slater - Coordinator
Paul Downward – Treasurer
Alan Freeman
Andrew Trigg
Siobhan McGovern
Tidings Ndhlovu
Andy Denis
Andrew Brown
Wendy Olsen
Karl Petrick
Judith Mehta
Bruce Philp
Jan Toporowski
Aylin Soydan

2002-2003

Gary Slater - Coordinator
Paul Downward – Treasurer
Siobhain McGovern
Alan Freeman
Alfredo Saad Filho
Tidings Ndhlovu
Andy Denis
Andrew Brown
Wendy Olsen
Karl Petrick
Judith Mehta
Bruce Philp
Jan Toporowski
Aylin Soydan

2001-2002

Andrew Trigg - Coordinator
Paul Downward – Treasurer
Siobhain McGovern – Conference Organizer
Alan Freeman
Alfredo Saad Filho
Tidings Ndhlovu
Andy Denis
Gary Slater
Andrew Brown
Wendy Olsen
Karl Petrick
Judith Mehta
Bruce Philp
Geoff Tily
Jan Toporowski

2000-2001

Andrew Trigg - Coordinator
Paul Downward - Treasurer
Karl Petrick – Publicity
Bruce Philp – Website Editor
Neil Costello
Alan Freeman
Wendy Olsen
Andrew Brown
Alfredo Saad Filho
Tidings Ndhlovu
Judith Mehta
Geoff Tily
Jan Toporowski

1999-2000

Fred Lee
Alan Freeman
Andrew Trigg
Paul Downward
Julian Wells

1999

Fred Lee
Alan Freeman

Constitution of the Association for Heterodox Economics

Principles of Unity

  1. The Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) is an international learned, non-profit society which originated in Britain. It is based, financially and administratively, in the United Kingdom. As an association we  believe that institutions of the discipline of economics systematically discriminate against those economists working in non-mainstream modes: specifically those writing from a heterodox viewpoint or operating in minority areas. The Association is opposed to this hegemony of neoclassical mainstream economics. It is committed to promote pluralism in all fields of economic research, teaching and practice, as the alternative to the domination of a single school of thought.
  2. The AHE aims to promote open and tolerant debate in economics through pluralism in theory, method, and ideology, and to promote heterodox economists and perspectives in the academic, governmental and private spheres of the discipline of economics.
  3. In order to achieve our aims, the activities of the Association include, but are not limited to:
    1. The advancement and dissemination of heterodox economics.
    2. Holding an annual conference.
    3. Working to overcome, discriminatory mechanisms which obstruct academic freedom and the pluralistic development of economics, with special reference to government inquiries, the Economic and Social Research Council, the Higher Education Funding Councils, research assessment exercises such as the Research Evaluation Framework, the Royal Economic Society, Scottish Economic Society, and non-government funding foundations, whenever these frustrate the free expression and development of dissenting scholarship.
    4. It will draw public attention to all such discriminatory mechanisms using learned outlets, public meetings, the press, and the media.
    5. The AHE will work with other national and international bodies with similar aims to support heterodoxy and pluralism worldwide. In the North of Ireland it will actively seek collaboration with the relevant Irish organisations in accordance with the Good Friday principles of joint governance, freedom of choice, and non-discrimination in all spheres of public life.
    6. Supporting all heterodox economists whose careers and academic freedom are threatened or suppressed by such discriminatory mechanisms.
    7. Organising and supporting other academic events furthering the aims of the Association.
    8. The exchange of the broad spectrum of economic ideas within and outside of the economics profession.
    9. The training and support of  emerging academics and practitioners.
    10. Support and work with organisations in other countries, and with international associations of economists, whose aims are commensurate with those of the Association.
  4. In order to carry out activities determined by the Association to be appropriate to our goals, the association has the abilities:
    1. To undertake fund-raising to be used for furthering its aims.
    2. To hire property of any kind determined as necessary to the functioning of the Association.
    3. To deposit funds in any lawful manner.
    4. To take out any insurance necessary and/or required to protect the income and property of the Association.
    5. To co-operate with other bodies, specifically those sharing the aims of the Association, and to support them where appropriate.
    6. To act as a representational body and to lobby relevant parties on matters of relevance to the Association.
  5. Membership of the organisation is open to any individual who is in agreement with the aims of the Association.
    1. Membership is paid for annually at a fee rate decided upon by the Management Committee (see paragraph 6). The calendar year defines the period of membership.
    2. Honorary life memberships may be granted to anyone who, in the view of the membership, warrants them. Such memberships would be conferred at the Annual General Meeting.
    3. The Association may refuse/terminate the membership of any individual whose membership would in the reasonable view of the Association be harmful to it. Formally, behaviour warranting exclusion includes actions calculated to prevent the Association from conducting the business established by the Principles of Unity of the organisation. While up-holding the freedom of expression of individual members, as an association we categorically reject racist, sexist and homophobic behaviour. Any such refusal/termination must be carried out at the AGM or at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) called for that purpose.
    4. Every member will be entitled to one vote at an AGM  EGM. See paragraph 8 for clarification of AGM.

Formal By-laws of the Association

  1. Management Committee: The affairs of the Association will be run by a management committee. This committee will normally comprise seven officers of the Association: Coordinator, Secretary, Membership Secretary, Treasurer; Diversity Officer; Webmaster; and, a Conference Coordinator. It will also include  seven other members without portfolio, plus all honorary life members.  Each will be elected at the AGM for a one-year period, except the Coordinator, who will normally be elected for two years, and the honorary life members. All members of the Management Committee will be eligible for re-election, except the Coordinator who may not serve two consecutive periods of office.
    1. The Secretary and Treasurer must be eligible bank account signatories and for this reason will be resident where the Association is based, as stipulated in paragraph 1.
    2. The Coordinator will be the first point of contact for the Association, should be involved in preparation of the conference, and will act as representative of the Association and be able to appoint representatives in his/her absence.
    3. The Secretary will be responsible for updating and maintaining the documentation of the Association, and managing the meetings of the Association, including preparing the documentation required for such meetings.
    4. The Membership Secretary will be responsible for updating and maintaining the membership database and for ensuring that fees are received by the Treasurer and that the details of members derived from the website are updated. The Membership Secretary will report (or appoint a representative to report) to the AGM.
    5. The Treasurer will be responsible for monitoring and recording the finances of the Association and will present (or appoint a representative to present) a financial report to the AGM.
    6. The Management Committee must meet formally at least twice per annum, one of which will be at the AGM. In addition the Management Committee will conduct business through available media. However the AGM should attempt to ensure that the geographical location of its members allow this body to meet at least once between AGMs. The Management Committee has the power to co-opt any member onto it until the next AGM.
    7. A Quorum for a formal meeting will consist of three members
    8. The AGM may if circumstances warrant override any of the above provisions, but must elect at least three full officers. If it cannot do this, a further AGM must be convened with at least three months notice, and the AGM may then appoint interim officers to handle the urgent business of the AHE until that time.
  2. Property and Funds of the Association: The property and funds of the organisation must be used only for promoting the Aims and do not belong to the members of the organisation or the Committee.  The organisation will keep a record of all income and expenditure and will ensure that these accounts will be verified annually at the AGM.
  3. Annual General Meeting:The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held annually at the AHE conference. The business of the AGM shall be:
    1. To receive reports form the Co-ordinator, Membership Secretary and Treasurer.
    2. To Elect the Officers and Committee.
    3. Conduct any other business of the meeting.
    4. Any member wishing to include an item on the agenda must forward the item to the Secretary 21 days prior to the meeting.
    5. Officers and members of the committee must be proposed by two members of the organisation.
    6. All members shall be advised of the date and location of the meeting 28 days prior to the meeting.
    7. A quorum will be five members, one of whom must be a Committee member up to the Annual General Meeting.
  4. Amendment to Principles of Unity or By-laws of Association: Any proposed amendment to the Constitution shall be submitted as an agenda item for the AGM or at an EGM as defined in paragraph 10 with the provision of by-law  paragraph 5.  Any proposal to change the constitution requires that two thirds of the members present vote in favour.
  5. Extraordinary General Meeting: At the request of the Committee, or at the written request of 25% of members, the Secretary will call an EGM. Such a meeting must take place within six weeks of the request and at a venue decided by the Committee. The only business that will be transacted is that on the Agenda and no other business may be discussed.
  6. Winding up: If a resolution is passed to wind-up the affairs of the organisation at an AGM, or an EGM, then so much of the assets of the organisation shall be realised as required to discharge any and all liabilities of the organisation. All the remaining assets are to be disposed of by the existing committee in accordance with the Principles of Unity and aims of the AHE.

Agreed AGM 2012, Thursday 5th July
Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University