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Chang, Ha-Joon

Works: 186 works in 797 publications in 17 languages and 15,970 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Ha-Joon Chang
The politics of trade and industrial policy in Africa : forced consensus? by Charles Soludo( )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book maps the policy process and political economy of policymaking in Africa. Its focus on trade and industrial policy makes it unique in the literature. Detailed case studies help the reader to understand how the process and motivation behind policy decisions can vary from country to country depending on the form of government, ethnicity and nationality, and other social factors. The book will appeal to students and academics in economics, political economy, political science, and African studies. Professionals, practitioners, and policymakers in the international donor community and bot
Institutional change and economic development by Ha-Joon Chang( )

22 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The issue of institutional development has come to prominence during the last decade or so. During this period, even the IMF and the World Bank, which used to treat institutions as mere 'details', have come to emphasize the role of institutions in economic development. However, there are still some important knowledge gaps that need to be filled before we can say that we have a good grip on the issue of institutions and economic development, both theoretically and at the policy level. This book is an attempt to fill these gaps
23 things they don't tell you about capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

96 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 16 languages and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges popular misconceptions while making startling revelations about free-market practices, explaining the author's views on global capitalism dynamics while making recommendations for reshaping capitalism to humane ends
Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Korean and held by 1,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrarian economist Chang blasts holes in the "World Is Flat" theories of Thomas Friedman and other neo-liberal economists who argue that only unfettered capitalism and wide-open international trade can lift struggling nations out of poverty. On the contrary, Chang shows, today's economic superpowers--from the United States to Britain to his native South Korea--all attained prosperity by protectionism and government intervention in industry. We in the wealthy nations have conveniently forgotten this fact, telling ourselves a fairy tale about the magic of free trade and forcing policies that suit ourselves on the developing world. Unlike typical economists who construct models of how economies are supposed to behave, Chang examines the past: what has actually happened. He calls on America to return to its abandoned role, embodied in programs like the Marshall Plan, to offer a helping hand, instead of a closed fist, to countries struggling to follow in our footsteps.--From publisher description
Economics : the user's guide by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

35 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Unlike many economists, who present only one view of their discipline, Chang introduces a wide range of economic theories--from the Classical economists to the Behavioral economists, from the Marxists to the Austrians--revealing how each has its strengths and weaknesses and why there is no one correct way to explain economic behavior. Instead, by challenging received wisdom and exposing the myriad institutional, political, and technological forces that shape our economic world, Chang explains how our increasingly global and interconnected world works and is evolving. Economics: The User's Guide is a concise and expertly crafted guide to economic theories, and will give all who read it a clear and accurate picture of the global economy and how and why it affects our daily lives."--Jacket
Reclaiming development : an alternative economic policy manual by Ha-Joon Chang( )

46 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After half a century of disappointed hopes, where do developing countries go from here? In this volume, two economists refute some of the main myths of free market globalization in trenchant fashion, introducing alternative economic policies that can be and have been successfully pursued
Restructuring Korea Inc. by Jang-Sup Shin( )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking first at the strengths and weaknesses of 'Korea Inc.' in comparison with other East Asian countries, the authors describe the challenges faced by Korea in the 1990s due to the acceleration of globalisation. By arguing that the transition attempted by Korea was badly conceived and ill designed, Restructuring Korea Inc. focuses on corporate reform after the crisis that has led to the running up of huge 'transition costs'."
Kicking away the ladder : development strategy in historical perspective by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

41 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How did the rich countries really become rich? In this provocative study, Ha-Joon Chang examines the great pressure on developing countries from the developed world to adopt certain 'good policies' and 'good institutions', seen today as necessary for economic development. Adopting a historical approach, Dr Chang finds that the economic evolution of now-developed countries differed dramatically from the procedures that they now recommend to poorer nations. His conclusions are compelling and disturbing: that developed countries are attempting to 'kick away the ladder' with which they have climbed to the top, thereby preventing developing counties from adopting policies and institutions that they themselves have used." -- Publisher's information
Rethinking development economics( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This important collection tackles the failure of neoliberal reform to generate long-term growth and reduce poverty in many developing and transition economies. As dramatically demonstrated in the collapse of the WTO's Seattle talks, there is increasing dissatisfaction, in both developing and developed countries, with the emerging neoliberal global economic order. The resignations of Joseph Stiglitz and Ravi Kanbur from the World Bank emphasize that this disillusionment with the orthodoxy now exists at the very heart of the establishment. Yet the increasing demand for an alternative to this orthodoxy is not being met. Over the last few decades, the older generation of development economists have been edged out of most major universities, particularly in the USA. The situation in most developing countries is even worse: although there is more demand for alternatives to orthodox development economics, these countries have even less capability to generate such alternatives. 'Rethinking Development Economics' is intended to fill this gap, addressing key issues in development economics, ranging from macroeconomics, finance and governance to trade, industry, agriculture and poverty. Bringing together some of the foremost names in the field, this comprehensive and timely collection constitutes a critical staging post in the future of development economics."--Back cover
The role of the state in economic change by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of the state has occupied centre stage in the development of economics as an independent discipline and is one of the most contentious issues addressed by contemporary economists and political economists. The immediate postwar years saw a swing in economic theory towards interventionism, motivated by the urgent need for reconstruction in advanced capitalist countries, the establishment of socialism in parts of Asia and Eastern Europe, and the liberation of many developing nations from colonialism. After a quarter of a century of interventionist policies, a vigorous backlash against state intervention began with the discrediting of welfare statism in advanced capitalist countries, grew through the spread of liberalization programmes among developing nations during the 1980s, and culminated in the dismantling of socialist central planning since 1989. In this volume, ten distinguished contributors examine patterns of interventionism and anti-interventionism in a wide variety of historical, political, and institutional contexts, and within different theoretical traditions. Their primary focus is on the internal factors which shape the role of the state and determine its effectiveness in promoting economic change. They explain the growing disenchantment with the Neo-Liberal, anti-interventionist programme - even in Eastern Europe and the former USSR, where the initial optimism in the efficacy of the free market is fading fast
Globalisation, economic development, and the role of the state by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ha-Joon Chang evaluates the role of the state in economics and development. In this collection of essays, he reviews theories and practices of state intervention as they have developed over two centuries of modern capitalism. He develops an institutionalist approach to the role of the state in economic change, and examines the issues involved in particular settings including industrial policy, trade policy, intellectual property rights, regulation, and strategies towards transnational corporations. He mounts a sophisticated theoretical and historical case for the continuing essential and constructive roles which the state can and must play in economic development
The political economy of industrial policy by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

35 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and German and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chang provides a comprehensive discussion of the controversial issue of industrial policy, drawing on some recent developments in economic theory in political economy, institutional economics and industrial economics, and theories of technical progress. The book looks at the cases of Korea and Japan
The East Asian development experience : the miracle, the crisis and the future by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today East Asia is the richest part of the world outside the old industrial centres of Western Europe and North America. Despite political authoritarianism, human rights violations, corruption, repression of labour unions, gender discrimination and mistreatment of ethnic minorities, the citizens of the East Asian economies have experienced improvements in income and general well-being unparalleled in human history." "In this book, Ha-Joon Chang provides a fresh analysis of this spectacular growth. He considers East Asian economies' unorthodox methods, and their rejection of 'best practice' and so-called Washington Consensus policies. East Asia, he claims, can teach us much about the whole process of economic development. Full of new facts and policy suggestions, this is a lively and unconventional introduction to a global phenomenon."--Jacket
The transformation of the communist economies : against the mainstream by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mainstream view of the way in which best to transform the communist economies was that there should be a rapid transition to a free market economy and political democracy. The articles in this book challenge this view. They do so from the standpoint of economic and political theory, and from an evaluation of the comparative experience of different reforming countries in Europe and Asia. This book represents the first systematic attempt to try to explain the dramatic contrast in outcome between reforming countries that have pursued comprehensive system reform and those that have pursued cautious, experimental strategies
Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank : the rebel within by Joseph E Stiglitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most influential and controversial speeches of Joseph Stiglitz are gathered together for the first time in this volume, with an enlightening commentary by Ha-Joon Chang
Financial liberalization and the Asian crisis by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financial crisis that hit a number of "miracle" economies of Asia in 1997 shocked the world. This text rejects conventional explanations of the crisis as the outcome primarily of inefficient and corrupt economics systems in the countries concerned. It argues that the crisis was the result of premature and overly rapid financial liberalization in a world of increasing financial liquidity and volatility, and calls for a more cautious approach to financial liberalization, and a reform of the international financial architecture
Institutions and the role of the state( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brazil and South Korea : economic crisis and restructuring by Edmund Amann( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1990s saw lower- and middle-income countries throughout the world come under pressure to open their domestic markets to international trade and investment. Despite the progressive implementation of market-friendly policies, many emerging market countries experienced financial market volatility, exchange rate collapse, and in slumps in output. These problems profoundly affected two of the world's largest middle-income industrialized countries - Brazil and South Korea. Both economies despite substantial industrial sectors and impressive postwar growth records, succumbed rapidly to crises
Public policy and agricultural development by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book critically re-examines the currently dominant paradigm of agricultural development policy from historical and comparative perspectives. Examining the experiences of 11 developed countries in their earlier stages of development and the experiences of 10 developing and transition economies in the last half a century, the book offers an in-depth discussion on a range of public policies for agriculture, some currently in use and others forgotten in the mist of history. After presenting the overarching theoretical framework and a synthesis of findings over the 21 countries examined, the b
Bad Samaritans : rich nations, poor policies, and the threat to the developing world by Ha-Joon Chang( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ha-Joon Chang has some startingly original things to say about the future of globalization. He argues that, although in theory, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions want to see all nations developing into modern industrial societies, in practice they are 'kicking away the ladder' to progress
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The politics of trade and industrial policy in Africa : forced consensus?
Institutional change and economic development23 things they don't tell you about capitalismBad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalismReclaiming development : an alternative economic policy manualRestructuring Korea Inc.Kicking away the ladder : development strategy in historical perspectiveRethinking development economicsThe role of the state in economic change
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Čangs, Hadžūns 1963-

Chang 1963- Ha-Joon

Chang, Ha-Joon

Chang, Ha-Joon, 1963-

Chang Ha-joon südkoreanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Chang, Ha-jun

Chang, Ha-jun 1963-

Chang, Hajoon 1963-

Ha-Joon, Chang

Ha-Joon Chang, 1963-

Ha-Joon Chang economist

Ha-Joon Chang Economista

Ha-Joon Chang economistas heterodoxos

Ha-joon Chang économiste sud-coréen

Ha-Joon Chang econoom uit Zuid-Korea

Hajun Chan

Jang, Hajun

Jang, Hajun 1963-

Ха Джун Чхан

Чхан Ха Джун

צ'נג, הא-ג'ון

ها جون چانگ

장, 하준


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