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Chang, Ha-Joon

Works: 155 works in 526 publications in 3 languages and 10,714 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: HF1713, 338.9
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The politics of trade and industrial policy in Africa forced consensus? by Charles Chukwuma Soludo ( )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,462 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
Bad samaritans : the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,426 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
23 things they don't tell you about capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
26 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenges popular misconceptions while making startling revelations about freemarket practices, explaining the author's views on global capitalism dynamics while making recommendations for reshaping capitalism to humane ends
Institutional change and economic development by Ha-Joon Chang ( )
18 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,149 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
Kicking away the ladder : development strategy in historical perspective by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
27 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 566 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." -- Back cover
Reclaiming development : an alternative economic policy manual by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
27 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 457 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
Rethinking development economics ( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 402 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 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The role of the state has occupied centre stage in the development of economics as an independent discipline. The contributors to this volume examine patterns of interventionism and anti-interventionism in a wide variety of historical, political and institutional contexts
The political economy of industrial policy by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
31 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 305 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
Restructuring Korea Inc. by Jang-Sup Shin ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member 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
Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank : the rebel within by Joseph E Stiglitz ( Book )
14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member 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
Globalisation, economic development, and the role of the state by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transformation of the communist economies : against the mainstream ( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The East Asian development experience : the miracle, the crisis and the future by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member 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 )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two countries had very different models of industrialization and adopted contrasting approaches to trade and market reform. This book analyses the factors underlying the economic crises in South Korea and Brazil, pointing out the areas of similarity and divergence. It also reviews the paths of recovery taken by both economies, examining the role of policy and variations in structural characteristics
Institutions and the role of the state ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Financial liberalization and the Asian crisis ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 171 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
Bad samaritans the myth of free trade and the secret history of capitalism by Ha-Joon Chang ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A response to "The World Is Flat" challenges beliefs about free trade, globalization, and economic justice to provide a contrarian history of global capitalism, revealing how top-level economies achieved their wealth through practices that victimized the developing world
Public policy and agricultural development by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 145 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 book presents six detailed case studies of agricultural policy in the last half a century in two Latin American countries (Chile and Mexico), two African countries (Ethiopia and Ghana), and two Asian countries (India and Vietnam). Each chapter examines a wide range of policies, including land policy (land tenure reform and land quality improvement), knowledge policy (research, extension, education, and information), credit policy (specialized banks and agricultural credit co-operatives), physical inputs policy (irrigation, transport, electricity, and divisible inputs such as fertilizers, seeds, and farm machinery), policies intended to increase farm income stability (price stabilization measures, insurances, and trade protection), and policies intended to improve agricultural marketing and processing. Through its historical and comparative approaches, the book frees our "policy imagination" by showing that the range of policies and institutions that have produced positive outcomes for agricultural development has been much wider than any particular ideological position - be it the pre-1980s statist one or the pro-market NCW - would admit. It also shows that the willingness to experiment with new policies and institutions, and the willingness to learn from other countries' successes and improve upon their solutions, were important in all agricultural success stories
Bad Samaritans : rich nations, poor policies, and the threat to the developing world by Ha-Joon Chang ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 129 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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Alternative Names
Čangs, Hadžūns, 1963-
Chang, Ha-Joon, 1963-
Chang, Ha-jun.
Chang, Ha-jun 1963-
Ha-Joon Chang.
Ha, Joon Chang 1963-
Hajun Chan
장 하준
チャン, ハジュン
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