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.

Submission details

Submissions are invited for single papers, complete sessions and symposia (comprising more than one session) relevant to the over-arching conference theme, or which discuss issues of importance from perspectives which differ from, or critically examine, mainstream economics.

Single papers

All papers should include a 250 word abstract that clearly states the issue being addressed, its main points and argument. It should be stated, at the time of submission, if you require your paper to be refereed and if you wish your paper to be considered for a symposium.

The deadline for refereed papers is Monday 19 October 2015.

The deadline for non-refereed papers is Monday 2 November 2015.

Complete sessions

We welcome proposals for complete sessions. Session proposals should be sent to p.kriesler@unsw.edu.au and include the following information:

  • A short title
  • A description of the session which should be no more than one page
  • The names of the proposed participants in the session
  • An abstract for each paper to be included in the session
  • The name and email address of the session organiser

The deadline for the submission of session proposals is Friday 18 September 2015.

Symposia

We encourage proposals for symposia which address a single topic or issue. The SHE Conference Committee will work with symposia organisers, when constructing the conference program, to ensure a coherent list of sessions for each symposium, and schedule these so that participants can follow a symposium across more than one session. Symposium proposals should be submitted to p.kriesler@unsw.edu.au and include the following information:

  • A short title (no more than 5 words)
  • A short description of the type of paper that would be suitable for inclusion in the symposium
  • The name and email address of the symposium organiser

The deadline for symposium proposals is Friday 18 September 2015.

Deadlines

The SHE Conference Committee will consider all proposals for papers, sessions and symposia, and will notify you of the acceptance or rejection of your proposal.

Complete session proposals and symposium proposals are due by Friday 18 September 2015 and will be notified by Monday 28 September 2015.

The deadline for refereed papers is Monday 19 October 2015.

The deadline for non-refereed papers is Monday 2 November 2015.

Registration details will be announced later and be available at: SHE Conference

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