The raison d'être of the AHE is the belief that institutions of the discipline of economics systematically discriminate against those economists working in non-mainstream modes: those writing from a heterodox standpoint or active in minority areas. For this reason we argue for pluralism in economics, in opposition to the hegemony of the neoclassical mainstream.
The Seventh Annual Conference will continue this tradition and build on the success of the previous conferences, held at various locations in the British Isles, including London, Dublin, Leeds and Nottingham. Papers from a plurality of perspectives and topic areas are encouraged. These conferences provide a forum for advancing new ideas on how to take heterodox political economy forward in theoretical and policy debates, and demonstrating the continuing relevance of heterodox political economy to those within and without modern economics.