Ha-Joon Chang

Academic

1963 –

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Who is Ha-Joon Chang?

Ha-Joon Chang is one of the leading heterodox economists and institutional economists 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. Chang was ranked by Prospect Magazine as one of the top World Thinkers in 2013.

He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development 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.

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

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Born
Oct 7, 1963
Seoul
Nationality
  • South Korea
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • Seoul National University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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