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Dr Ha-Joon Chang

Dr Ha-Joon Chang

Convenor, Consortium for the Global South

Director, Centre of Development Studies

Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics


Dr Chang was awarded the 2003 Myrdal Prize by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy, and the 2005 Leontief Prize by Tufts University.He was voted no. 9 in the 2014 World Thinker poll of the Prospect magazine.

Dr Chang’s main research interests include theories of state intervention; institutional economics; industrial policy; privatisation; trade policy; technological progress; globalisation; the East Asian economies; and economic development in historical perspective.

Key Publications

Economics: The user’s guide (2014)

23 things they don’t tell you about capitalism (2010)

Bad Samaritans: rich nations, poor policies, and the threat to the developing world (2007)

The East Asian development experience: the miracle, the crisis and the future (2006)

Reclaiming development: an alternative policy manual (with I. Grabel, 2004, 2014)

Globalisation, economic development, and the role of the state (2003)

Restructuring Korea Inc: financial crisis, corporate reform, and institutional transition (with J.-S. Shin, 2003)

Kicking away the ladder: development strategy in historical perspective (2002);

The political economy of industrial policy (1994, 1996).

His edited works include

Public policy and agricultural development (2011)

Institutional change and economic development  (2007)

The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa: Forced Consensus (with O. Ogbu and C. Soludo, 2004)

Brazil and South Korea: economic crisis and restructuring (with E. Amann, 2003)

Rethinking development economics (2003)

The rebel within: Joseph Stiglitz at the World Bank (2001)

Financial liberalisation and the Asian crisis (2001, with G. Palma and D.H. Whittaker)

The role of the state in economic change (1995, with R. Rowthorn)

The transformation of the Communist economies: against the mainstream (1995, with P. Nolan).

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Tri-Continental Tea Seminar: The Politics of Science and Technology in the Global South

Nov 27, 2017

The Consortium for the Global South invites you to participate in the first of its Tricontinental Tea Seminars. This informal series is intended to connect researchers working in different departments and disciplines within the University departments, to share knowledge, and to explore the potential for future collaborative projects.