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

Article in the Guardian, ‘”Living within our means” makes no economic sense. Labour is right to oppose it.’ Featured in a documentary on TTIP (Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), ‘Recht van de sterkste’ (‘Law of the Jungle’), in the Backlight series in the Dutch TV channel, VPRO (in Dutch with interviews in English) A surprising mention of me in a Daily Telegraph article on ‘The 11 types of professors you will find at university’. An interview, titled, ‘Economics 101: How to Talk about the Economy without Getting out of your Depth’ in the web portal, AskMen.com An interview in the Turkish business magazine, Ostimgazetesi (in Turkish) The fifth (and last) of the summer series of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Coca-Cola in the FT Weekend Magazine An interview in the ‘Lunch With’ section of the September 2015 issue of the Open Skies magazine of the Emirates airline The fourth of the summer series of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Shrimp in the FT Weekend Magazine Mentioned as the first of ‘9 economists whose ideas are changing the world’ in a blogpost in the World Economic Forum website The third of the summer series of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Chicken in the FT Weekend Magazine

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