Groups- International

Below are listed some International groups that may be interest to those visiting the Political Economy Hub. To find out more about them please please click on the links to go to their website:

The Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE) is an international organization of economists and other social scientists devoted to analysis of economics as evolving, socially constructed and politically governed systems. AFEE publishes the Journal of Economic Issues (JEI).
The intellectual heritage of AFEE is that of the Original Institutional Economics (OIE) created and developed by early twentieth-century economists such as Thorstein Veblen, John R. Commons, and Wesley Mitchell.

Cambridge Institute for Dialectical Studies (CIDS) is a social studies institute established to promote dialectical thinking across social sciences and humanities. The institute offers educational programs, academic and commercial publications, colloquia and symposia to further expose scholars, policymakers and general public to the spirit of distinguished scholarship by Amartya Sen, Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economic Philosophy at Harvard University.


European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) originates from a meeting at a conference in Grim’s Dyke, London, on 29 June 1988. The main purpose in forming the association was to promote evolutionary, dynamic and realistic approaches to economic theory and policy. Instead of the over-formalistic and often empty theorising of orthodox economics, the aim was to bring together the ideas of a number of theorists and theoretical traditions, and to help to develop a more realistic and adequate approach to theory and policy.

We work at the cutting edge of todays 21st century challenges in Alternative Economics, under a Heterodox Umbrella but also in Science, we regard ourselves as Scientists as we keep a totally Real World Perspective in our Economics.

International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy (IPPE) was founded in 2006 with the aim of promoting political economy in and of itself but also through critical and constructive engagement with mainstream economics, heterodox alternatives, interdisciplinarity, and activism understood broadly as ranging across formulating progressive policy through to support for progressive movements.

Rethinking Economics is an international network of students, thinkers and citizens, coming together to demystify, diversify, and invigorate economics.


The World Economics Association (WEA) fills a gap in the international community of economists — the absence of a truly international, inclusive, pluralist, professional association. The American Economic Association and UK’s Royal Economic Society provide broad associations mainly for their country’s economists. The WEA will do the same for the world’s community of economists, while promoting a pluralism of approaches to economic analysis.