Welcome

I’ve set up this website, in addition to my university website, for people who want to know a little more about me.

I am afraid many of you may be disappointed. I don’t do extreme sports, I am not a hi-tech buff, I am not a secret expert on 18th-century maps, and I don’t even do gardening. Unless you are mainly interested in my economics, the only thing that is interesting on this website would be the section, ‘Non-economists I like to read’ under ‘Influences’.

Still, please enjoy the site. It would be at least more informative and interesting than my university website!

Recent News

Featured in the Bloomberg article on Alexander Hamilton An interview in Swissinfo, the electronic magazine by Swiss Radio A major report for the UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) ‘Too much maths, too little history’ – a debate in LSE Interview in the Basque language newspaper, Berria (in the Basque language) Interview in the Brazilian financial newspaper, Valor Economico (in Portuguese) Article in the Guardian, ‘Don’t blame China for these economic jitters’ The second of the Christmas pair of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Spices in the FT Weekend Magazine. The first of the Christmas pair of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Chocolate in the FT Weekend Magazine. Article in the Guardian, ‘”Living within our means” makes no economic sense. Labour is right to oppose it.’

Media Highlights

An article on ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ in the Guardian’s summer series, ‘A book that changed me’ . Article in the Guardian, ‘Ignore the “pro-business” rhetoric: a pro-rich government is anti-business’ Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘ Why did Britain’s political class buy into the Tories’ economic fairytale?’ Article (with Jonathan Aldred) in the Observer on reform of economics education Video of my talk, titled, ‘Economics – but not as you know it’ at the LSE on my new book, ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘Economics is too important to leave to the experts’ On anchovies, aubergines, and unorthodox economics in the Diary in the Financial Times Voted no. 9 in the Prospect World Thinkers 2014 poll ‘Lunch with the FT’ interview Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art