Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang

What was the nature of their innovation and how did it contribute to humankind? Ha-Joon Chang has provided important insights on the role of the state in fostering development in poorer countries, and on the complex relationship between economic globalization and development goals. Ha-Joon has also been active outside of the university sector, consulting to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and Oxfam. He has written several highly successful books for general audiences including Economics: The Users Guide and 23 Things They Didn’t Tell You About Capitalism. Already a recipient of the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought, it would be appropriate to now honor him with a ‘Not the Nobel Award’.

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Ha Joon Chang's work is like a wonderful shower of fresh spring water, in contrast to the stale bathwater of neoclassical dogma. His work is grounded in the real economy, instead of theoretical models of a hypothetical economy that is based on the groundless assumptions of homo economics and market equilibrium.

Ha-Joon Chang

A fresh voice on important topics, especially development!

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