Ha-Joon Chang

An award-winning Cambridge economist who, for the past two decades has taught and researched issues related to economic development and globalization; a consultant to the World Bank, the UN and numerous governments around the world.  
Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang defines himself as a heterodox economist and institutional economist specialising in development economics. Currently a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge, Chang is the author of several widely-discussed policy books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). Chang was ranked by Prospect Magazine as one of the Top 20 World Thinkers in 2013.

Chang served as a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank, as well as to Oxfam and various United Nations agencies. He is also a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. In addition, Chang serves on the advisory board of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP).

Chang is also known for being an important academic influence on the economist Rafael Correa, currently President of Ecuador.


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