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Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge

17 Charles Babbage Road

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Cambridge, England CB3 0FS

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SEMINAR POSTPONED. New date of seminar to be confirmed.

Speaker: Dr Ha-Joon Chang

Organiser: Centre for Science, Technology & Innovation Policy (CSTI), Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge.


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Many countries have experienced de-industrialisation on a large scale in the last few decades. Should they be worried? The dominant view is that they shouldn’t be, because we now live in the post-industrial knowledge economy, in which ‘making things’ is not important any more. In this talk, Ha-Joon Chang will debunk this myth by showing how it is based on weak theories and flawed interpretation of the evidence and assert that manufacturing still remains the most important sector of the economy.


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Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at the University of Cambridge. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, he has published 16 authored books (five co-authored) and 10 edited books. His main books include The Political Economy of Industrial Policy, Kicking Away the Ladder, Bad Samaritans, 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism, and Economics: The User’s Guide. By 2018, his writings will have been translated and published in 41 languages and 44 countries. Worldwide, his books have sold around 2 million copies. He is the winner of the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize and the 2005 Wassily Leontief Prize. He was ranked no. 9 in the Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers 2014 poll.


The seminar will be a 1 hour talk, followed by a 30 min Q&A session. Drinks and snacks will be served for everyone after the event. If you have any questions about the event, please contact Jostein Hauge at jlh202@cam.ac.uk.

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