Who is SHE? And what is a heterodox economist?

Monday, 8 December 2014  Media Alerts

Youth unemployment in Australia, Australian financial system inquiries, the failures of local government, family income inequality, household debt and digital currencies will all be examined at this week's Society for Heterodox Economists conference at UNSW Business School.

There will also be a session and discussion on Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose book Capital in the 21st Century caused a sensation earlier this year.

Heterodox economics is the term used to describe schools of thought outside mainstream economics, sometimes referred to as post-Keynesian but encompassing other schools of economic theory. 

SHE is the Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE).

SHE brings together leading academics from a number of Australian universities for its 13th annual conference at UNSW on Monday 8 and Tuesday 9 December.

Speakers include UNSW distinguished economists Geoff Harcourt  and John Nevile.​

The program is available on the SHE webpage.

Journalists wanting to attend or seeking copies of the papers are asked to email j.macdonald@unsw.edu.au

Media contact:

Janine MacDonald +61 (0) 478 492 110