Ha-Joon Chang.



“Ha-Joon Chang is one of the foremost thinkers on new economics and development. I consistently recommend his books to people who have any interest in these issues i.e. everyone.” – Bob Geldof

Ha-Joon Chang has taught at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge , since 1990. In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, he has published 15 authored books (five of them co-authored) and 10 edited books (six of them co-edited). His books include Kicking Away the Ladder – Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), which won the 2003 Myrdal Prize, Restructuring Korea Inc. (with Jang-Sup Shin, 2003), Globalization, Economic Development and The Role of the State (2003), Reclaiming Development – An Alternative Economic Policy Manual (with Ilene Grabel, 2004), Bad Samaritans – Rich Nations, Poor Policies, and the Threat to the Developing World (2007), 23 Things That They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2010) and Economics: The User’s Guide (2014). His writings have been translated into 38 languages and have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

Ha-Joon Chang has worked as a consultant for many international organisations, including various UN agencies such as UNDP (United Nations Development Program) and UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and a number of governments on development policies. He was awarded the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. In 2014, Chang was ranked no. 9 in the World Thinkers poll by the Prospect magazine.

Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans:The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism was sold at auction to Random House Books in August 2006 (with Faber & Faber, Simon & Schuster and Penguin as underbidders) and Bloomsbury Press in the United States.

His latest book combines his love for food and economics – we can hardly wait.

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