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Research Interests

Role of the state in economic change

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Naqvi, N., Henow, A. and Chang, H. J. Kicking away the financial ladder? German development banking under economic globalisation, (2018) Review of International Political Economy
Andreoni, A. and Chang, H-J. Bringing production and employment back into development: Alice Amsden’s legacy for a new developmentalist agenda, (2017) Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society
Andreoni, A. and Chang, H. J. Industrial policy and the future of manufacturing, (2016) Economia e Politica Industriale
Bateman, M., Chang, H. J. Microfinance and the illusion of development: from hubris to nemesis in thirty years, (2012) World Economic Review
Chang, H. J. Institutions and economic development: Theory, policy, and history, (2011) Journal of Institutional Economics

Authored Book

Chang, H.J. Economics : the user guide, (2014) - Penguin
Chang, H.J. 23 things they don't tell you about capitalism, (2011) - Penguin

Chapter in Book

Chang,H.J. Is industrial policy necessary and feasible in Africa?: theoretical considerations and historical lessons, (2015) in the book: Industrial policy and economic transformation in Africa - Columbia University Press
Cramer, C. and Chang, H.J. Tiger or tiger prawns? The African growth "tragedy" and "renaissance" in perspective, (2015) in the book: The Oxford handbook of Africa and economics. Volume 1, Context and concepts - Oxford University Press
Chang, H.J. and Montes, M.F. If you make consistent, gradual changes, they can add up to something enormous, (2013) in the book: 22 ides to fix the World: conversations with the World's foremost thinkers - New York University Press
Chang, H. J. Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark: How development has disappeared from today's 'development' discourse, (2010) in the book: Towards new developmentalism: market as means rather than master - Routledge
Chang, H.J. How to 'do' a developmental state: political, organisational, and human resource requirements for the developmental state, (2010) in the book: Constructing a democratic developmental state in South Africa - potentials and challenges - Human Science Research Council

Recent Activities

National Institute for Economic and Social Research - Publication Date: 2018-11-09
Dr. Ha-Joon Chang and Dr. Sean Holly have both been appointed a Governors of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research for a five year term. The NIESR is Britain's longest established independent research institute, founded in 1938.

UN Committee for Development Policy - Publication Date: 2018-09-25
Dr. Ha-Joon Chang has been appointed as a member of the Committee for Development Policy of the United Nations Economic and Social Council from 1st January 2019 to 31st December 2021.

Innovation, Productivity & Trade Negotiations - Publication Date: 2018-07-17
Dr. Ha-Joon Chang discussed "innovation, productivity and trade negotiations" with both the Wall Street Journal and Financial Express.

Dr Chang's article on Korean democracy published in The New York Times - Publication Date: 2017-09-15
Dr Ha-Joon Chang's article on Korean democracy, titled, 'South Koreans Worked a Democratic Miracle. Can They Do It Again?', was published in The New York Times on 14 September 2017.

RSA Animation based on Ha-Joon Chang's book, Economics: The User's Guide - Publication Date: 2016-08-18
The RSA (Royal Society of Arts) have produced an animation entitled 'Economics is for Everyone', which is based on Ha-Joon Chang's book, Economics: The User's Guide


PI Paper 4 - Michaelmas - Economics as a Political Subject
PIIA Paper 8 - Michaelmas - History of Economics

PhD Students


Jang Youn Lee
PhD Title: Interaction between the Financial Sector and the Real Sector

Dr Ha-Joon Chang

University Reader

Research Group:
Alternative approaches to economics, history of economic thought, and methodology

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