Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang

Research Professor of Economics at SOAS University

Ha-Joon Chang is a Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at SOAS University of London. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published 17 authored books (five co-authored) and 11 edited books (seven co-edited).

His main books include The Political Economy of Industrial Policy, Kicking Away the Ladder, Bad Samaritans, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, Economics: The User’s Guide, and Edible Economics.

His writings have been translated and published in 45 languages and 46 countries. Worldwide, his books have sold over 2 million copies. He is the winner of the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize.

He is a member of Committee for Development Policy, the highest advisory body on development issues for the United Nations, the International Advisory Panel of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the Board of UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development).