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  • Date and time: Friday 3 July 2020, 2pm to Friday 31 July 2020, 6pm
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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This summer, the 22nd Annual Conference of the Association for Heterodox Economics (AHE) will take place online.

Over the past two decades, the AHE has established a reputation as a major national and international forum for the discussion of alternative economic perspectives and for the interdisciplinary and pluralist nature of its discussions. It also plays an on-going role in strengthening the community of heterodox economists and in the development of heterodox economic theories on various themes. 

This year, the conference places perspectives from the Global South at the centre of the conference. Bringing in eminent scholars from Senegal, South Africa, Argentina, India, and elsewhere, we look forward to a rich discussion on how heterodox economics has been developed, applied, and interpreted differently across different contexts. 

Opening Plenary 3 July, 2pm BST

COVID-19 will be placed at the centre, as we explore how various strands of heterodox economics can help form the foundation for a resilient and just response to the crisis. With us in the opening plenary, we have Jason Hickel (Goldsmiths, University of London, UK), Julia Steinberger (University of Leeds, UK) and Chantal Naidoo (European Climate Foundation, South Africa).

Second Plenary - 10 July, 2pm BST

Heterodox economics from different parts of the world will be the focus, as we welcome Rama Salla Dieng (University of Edinburgh, UK), Ndongo Samba Sylla (West Africa office of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Senegal) and Dora Barrancos (University of Buenos Aires and CONICET, Argentina).

Third Plenary - 24 July, 2pm BST

Hosted in partnership with the Open University, explores the links between health and industrial and innovation research, to draw lessons for the current pandemic. On this plenary, Smita Srinivas (Open University UK and Technological Change Lab) will be speaking on the economics of innovation and industry in vaccines and Roberto Simonetti (Open University, UK) and Maureen Mackintosh (Open University, UK) will speak on the challenge of upgrading under globalisation in health-related industries in Tanzania.

Closing Plenary - 31 July, 1.30 pm BST

Hosted in partnership with the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) and will explore perspectives from the Global South on Heterodox Economics. Speakers include the eminent Marxist Prabhat Patnaik (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India), the pioneering post-colonial economist Eiman O. Zein-Elabdin (Franklin & Marshall College, US) and Yahya Madra (Drew University, US), who has done innovative work connecting psychoanalysis and Marxism.

In addition to the plenaries, there are a host of sessions on a wide variety of topics, a book launch, and an award ceremony. Participants will have the opportunity to chat with each other and mingle in the coffee breaks in zoom breakout rooms between sessions.   

The conference organization is co-led by IGDC member Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven at the University of York and Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, Danielle Guizzo. 

The conference is carried out in partnership with the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) at the University of York and the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s (INET) Young Scholars Initiative (YSI). 

Event Photo by Yulian Alexeyev on Unsplash

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • No hearing loop