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Dr Ha-Joon Chang
University of Cambridge

Dr Ha-Joon Chang

Dr Ha-Joon Chang is an economist and reader in the political economy of development at the University of Cambridge. He now sits on the National Advisory Panel of Class.

Ha-Joon has acted as an advisor to numerous UN organisations including the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Development Program and ILO, as well as a consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and European Investment Bank. He has also advised many national government departments and acted as a consultant to a number of private firms and NGOs.

Ha-Joon Chang is the celebrated author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism and is also the winner of the 2003 Myrdal Prize, awarded to his book Kicking Away the Ladder by the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy. He is the joint winner of the 2005 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought awarded by Tufts University (previous winners of the Prize include the Nobel Laureates Amartya Sen, Daniel Kahnemann and John Kenneth Galbraith).