Department of Economics

Professor Ha-Joon Chang

Key information

Research Professor of Economics
Russell Square: College Buildings
Rm. 278
Email address
Telephone number
0207 898 4832


In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published fifteen authored books (four co-authored) and ten edited books. His main books include The Political Economy of Industrial Policy (Palgrave, 1994), Kicking Away the Ladder (Anthem Press, 2002), Bad Samaritans (Bloomsbury, 2010), 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism (Bloomsbury, 2011), and Economics: The User’s Guide (Bloomsbury, 2014). His writings have been translated in forty-one languages in forty-four countries. He is the winner of the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize. He was ranked number nine in the Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers 2014 poll.

At SOAS Economics, Ha-Joon Chang is working with Dr Antonio Andreoni on several projects on industrial development and policy as well as a project on reforming economics curricula funded by the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

For his recent papers and op-eds, see:


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