SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Dr Ha-Joon Chang


Ha-Joon Chang
Department of Economics

Professorial Research Associate

Dr Ha-Joon Chang


Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. 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: