SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

14th Babbage Lecture: Ha-Joon Chang 'Bringing production back into development'

Ha Joon Chang
Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)

Date: 11 December 2014Time: 6:00 PM

Finishes: 11 December 2014Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture


The issue of production has almost disappeared from the development discourse in the last few decades. Discussing the shortcomings of the three main discourses that lie behind this - neoliberalism, humanism, and postindustrialism - and enumerating the negative consequences of the neglect of production, Ha-Joon Chang will argue for a re-construction of the development discourse that takes production seriously.

Speaker Biography

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published 15 authored books (four co-authored) and 10 edited books. 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, and Economics: The User’s Guide. By the end of 2014, his writings will have been translated and published in 36 languages and 39 countries. Worldwide, his books have sold around 1.8 million copies. He is the winner of the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize. He was ranked no. 9 in the Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers 2014 poll.



This event is free and open to the public.  Registration is now closed as this event is fully booked. Please arrive at 5.50pm to guarantee a seat.

Organiser: Dr Antonio Andreoni

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