Most widely held works about Ha-Joon Chang
Most widely held works by Ha-Joon Chang
Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,554 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.
23 things they don't tell you about capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Korean and held by 831 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.
The politics of trade and industrial policy in Africa forced consensus ( Book )
11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Includes bibliographical references.
Kicking away the ladder : development strategy in historical perspective by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 498 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." -- Back cover.
Rethinking development economics ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 368 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.
Reclaiming development : an alternative economic policy manual by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 330 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.
The role of the state in economic change ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
Institutional change and economic development ( Book )
10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 305 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 their role 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 constitutes an attempt to fill these gaps.--Publisher's description.
Globalisation, economic development, and the role of the state by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Restructuring Korea Inc by Jang-Sup Shin ( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Korean and held by 254 libraries worldwide
This snappy, informative and readable book has a broad historical overview and is an important contribution not only to Asian Studies, but also to the study of financial crises and the political economy of economic reform.
The political economy of industrial policy by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 247 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 transformation of the communist economies : against the mainstream ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
The East Asian development experience : the miracle, the crisis and the future by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
East Asia's development experience, at least until its crisis in 1997, has been a source of hope for other countries in the South. And in modern economic theory, it has been at the centre of the debate about how the role of the state relates to processes of intentional economic progress.
Brazil and South Korea : economic crisis and restructuring ( Book )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank : the rebel within ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Institutions and the role of the state ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Financial liberalization and the Asian crisis ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Rethinking public policy in agriculture : lessons from distant and recent history by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
"In this report FAO establishes, based on contemporary and historical precedents, the need for developing countries to adopt policies that ensure strong complementarity between targeted public-sector interventions and private sector roles. The report provides a wide range of examples and highlights three important lessons. First, in all the now-developed countries, governments, at the early stages of economic development, supported agriculture through, inter alia, price stabilization and provision of inputs such as seeds and fertilizer. Second, the wide array and mix of policy options adopted by countries clearly underlines the importance of taking a pragmatic and flexible approach rather than getting locked into pro-state or pro-private-sector ideological viewpoints. Finally, agriculture thrives best when there is continuity in policy and public-sector support. In food insecure countries, state subventions are often justifiable to ensure price stability, food availability and affordability and, ultimately, political stability which are required for long-term investment and development."--Publisher's description
Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank : the rebel within : selected speeches by Joseph Stiglitz, former Chief Economist of the World Bank, with a commentary by Joseph E Stiglitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
This collection contains nine essays, which provide a diverse but fairly representative selection of Stiglitz's contribution during his time at the World Bank. The essays roughly fall into three groups. The first group, which comprises the first three chapters, is "theoretical". Here Stiglitz's general vision for development and their theoretical underpinnings are spelt out. The second group, deals with the two key events during his time at the World Bank. These were the tenth anniversary of the collapse of communism and the Asian financial crisis The last group of essays, discuss in depth some key themes that he developed while at the World Bank. They are knowledge (and learning), participation, transparency, and economic democracy.
Breaking the mould : an institutionalist political economy alternative to the neoliberal theory of the market and the state by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Africa Agricultural price supports Agricultural subsidies Agriculture and state Asia Audiobooks Big business Brazil Capitalism Case studies China Commercial policy Communist countries Competition, International Conference proceedings Conglomerate corporations Developing countries Development economics East Asia Economic development Economic development--Government policy Economic development--Political aspects Economic history Economic policy Economics Economic stabilization Economists Europe, Eastern Evolutionary economics Financial crises Free trade Globalization Globalization--Economic aspects Globalization--Political aspects Government business enterprises--Evaluation History Industrial policy Institutional economics Institution building International economic relations Interviews Korea (South) Macroeconomics Privatization South Africa Soviet Union--Former Soviet republics State, The Stiglitz, Joseph E Structural adjustment (Economic policy) Trade regulation
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