Australian Society of Heterodox (SHE) Economists Conferences

14th Annual SHE Conference

Call for Papers

The 14th annual Australian Society of Heterodox Economists (SHE) Conference will be held on the 7th and 8th of December 2015 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

The annual SHE Conference provides a vital forum for the discussion of alternatives to mainstream economics. The Conference provides a broad pluralistic and interdisciplinary forum to discuss issues of importance to heterodox economists.

For 2015 the SHE Conference theme is: What is the future for heterodox economics?

The recent global financial crisis has called into question dominant mainstream economic theories and led to calls for the curricula of economics courses to consider real-world topics, to include economic history and to cover heterodox schools of economic thought. What are the prospects for the teaching and research of heterodox economics, particularly in Australia? Can competitive funding schemes and research assessment exercises be more inclusive of heterodox economics? What influence can heterodox economics bring to the policy agendas of national governments and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and European Commission? What are the core obstacles to be overcome for heterodox economics to flourish? This year’s conference provides the opportunity to discuss these questions and more to map out the future for heterodox economics. Papers outside the main theme are also encouraged.


  • Full Registration at $275 (includes GST) [people giving two or more presentations are expected to pay full registration]
  • Early bird Registration on or before 28 November at $240 (includes GST)
  • Concessional registration at $120.00 (includes GST) – for students, unemployed or retired
  • One day registration at $140.00 (includes GST)
  • Conference Dinner on Monday 7 December at $70 (including GST)


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On-campus accommodation

New College is located near the main entrance of The University of New South Wales on Anzac Parade, Kensington. New College offers a cheap rate the week of the conference - a minimum two night stay but if delegates mention the conference when they booked they will receive a discounted rate of $65pn rate bed and breakfast for the single bed rooms details of these rooms are below:

Single rooms with shared bathroom
Accommodation only usual rate $70pn ( room only), $60pn for stays longer than 7 days (room only). The single rooms are individually keyed and have a single bed, wardrobe, telephone and study area. There are 8 groups of rooms and 4 common areas on each level of the college. The common areas have lounge seating, a sink and fridge. Internet access is available at an additional cost- common room areas have WiFi and in room internet access requires an ethernet cable (supplied).

Other on-campus accommodation information is available at Venues and Events and Accommodation for visitors, both also list local accommodation options.