Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang is a South Korean institutional economist specializing in development economics, currently a reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge in London. He is the author of  23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism (Allen Lane).

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A Refutation of Neoliberalism's Defenders in Ecuador
In March, more than fifty economists signed onto an open letter , written by professors Ha-Joon Chang of the University of Cambridge and James K. Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin, ahead of this year’s presidential elections in Ecuador. The letter noted: Over the past ten years,...
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Sunday, March 26, 2017
50+ Economists Warn Against Neoliberalism's Return in Ecuador
Over the past ten years, Ecuador has achieved major economic and social advances. We are concerned that many of these important gains in poverty reduction, wage growth, reduced inequality, and greater social inclusion could be eroded by a return to of the policies of austerity and neoliberalism...
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This Is No Recovery, This Is a Bubble – And It Will Burst
According to the stock market, the UK economy is in a boom. Not just any old boom, but a historic one.
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Anti-Capitalist? Too Simple. Occupy Can Be the Catalyst for a Radical Rethink
The Occupy London movement is marking its first month this week. It is routinely described as anti-capitalist, but this label is highly misleading. As I found out when I gave a lecture at its Tent City University last weekend, many of its participants are not against capitalism. They just want it better regulated so that it benefits the greatest possible majority. But even accepting that the label accurately describes some participants in the movement, what does being anti-capitalist actually mean?
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