SOAS Event Honoring Professor Frederic S. Lee


Calls for contributions for Professor Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund in the honour of Professor Frederic S. Lee

  • Saturday 22nd November 2014, 9.30am – 5pm
  • Reception: 5pm – 7pm
  • Khalili Lecture Theatre

Professor Frederic Lee has been an active promoter of heterodox economics movements over the past 30 years with a major institutional contribution towards the development of heterodox economics in United Kingdom. He played a major role in establishing the Association for Heterodox Economics, founded and edited the Heterodox Economics Newsletter, edited the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, has been actively involved in heterodox associations such as AFEE, AFIT, AHE, ASE, EAEPE, HES, ICAPE, URPE, and so on.

This event will celebrate his activities towards establishing a truly heterodox and pluralist community of economists and not least his theoretical contributions towards developing foundations for heterodox economics.

Fred and his wife, Ruth, have recently established the Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund, which is designed to financially support doctoral heterodox economics students. The Scholarship is open to all doctoral students studying in a heterodox economics program, although currently preference is given to UMKC doctoral students due to the limited amount of funds.

To make a contribution to the Frederic S. Lee Heterodox Economics Scholarship Fund, visit here (minimum donation of £16):

To learn more about the Fund, visit here:

If you wish to attend the event, please complete the form below by Wednesday 12th of November 2014



9.30am-10.00am     Coffee/Tea and arrival

10.00am-11.30am   Opening: Professor Chris Brammall (Head of the Economics Department, SOAS), Professor Jan Toporowski (SOAS), Dr Ioana Negru (SOAS), Dr. Jamie Morgan (AHE Coordinator)

10.30am-11.30am   Conversations with Geoff Harcourt (via Skype);

11.30am-11.45am   Tea/Coffee break

11.45am-1.00pm     Andrew Trigg, Bruce Philp and Paul Downward (Tales about AHE and Fred Lee)

1.00pm-2.00 pm      Lunch break (lunch is not provided)

2.00pm-2.30pm       Alan Freeman: Fred Lee’s contribution to pluralist economics (via Skype)

2.30pm -3.30pm      Andrew Mearman, Richard Van den Berg, Bruce Cronin

3.30pm-4.00pm        Tea/Coffee break

4.00pm-4.30pm       Sheila Dow: Fred Lee as a Critical pluralist (via Skype)

4.30pm-5.00pm       Andrew Brown: The Nature of Heterodox Economics

Including messages from Ben Fine, Tae-Hee Jo and Zdravka Todorova, Erik Olsen and Steve Keen


5pm-7pm      Speakers: Professor Jan Toporowski, Gary Slater and Bob McMaster

Venue: Main Building, SOAS, Russell Square

Nearest Underground station: Russell Square