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Ha-Joon Chang: Are some countries destined for under-development?

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The Post-Crash Economics Society and University of Manchester's Global Development Institute are hosting a lecture from Ha-Joon Chang, where he will explore the reasons that determine the economic stagnation and under-development of some countries. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.

Ha-Joon Chang is a political economist whose main research interests is the role of states in economic development, industrial policies and international trade. Currently teaching at the University of Cambridge, where he is the head of Masters programmes in Development Economics, he established himself as a vocal critic of the current approaches towards the integration of developing states in the global economy through books such as "Kicking away the ladder" (2002) and "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism" (2007). Besides his work as an academic researcher and teacher, he has also served as an advisor to a large number of international bodies and national organisations, such as the UN, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, UK's Department for International Development, IPPR or Oxfam. In 2005, he was awarded, jointly with Richard Nelson of Columbia University, the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.

For more details, you can check his website: http://hajoonchang.net/.


The event will take place on Monday, February the 5th, from 16:30 in Theatre A of Roscoe Building (map here: https://goo.gl/maps/f6JcVEczGN32).


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