Ha-Joon Chang.



After teaching at the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge, between 1990 and 2022, Ha-Joon Chang has joined the Department of Economics at SOAS University of London. In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, he has published 16 authored books (five of them co-authored) and 11 edited books (seven 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 45 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.

His latest book, Edible Economics – A Hungry Economist Explains the World, combines his love for food and economics – we can hardly wait.

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