In this lecture, the acclaimed Dr Ha-Joon Chang will be exploring the weaknesses and strengths of the different schools of economic thought, and will be giving a clear insight into the contemporary issues facing conventional economics as a subject. This talk is inspired by Chapter 4 (Let a hundred flowers bloom and cross-fertilize) of Dr Chang’s best-selling book, Economics: The User’s Guide.
Dr Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Faculty of Economics at Cambridge University, as well as a Professorial Research Associate here at SOAS, University of London. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank and to various United Nations agencies. Dr Chang was considered the 9th most influential thinker in the world by Prospect Magazine in 2014. He has written a great number of insightful articles and books, including his latest work; Economics: The User’s Guide.
This event is organised by SOAS’ Open Economics Forum, a society which promotes plurality of ideas, paradigms and theories in economics. Our aim is to bring to light debates marginalised by the academic curriculum and mainstream media, feeding the curiosity of economists and non-economists alike.