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

The third of the summer series of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Chicken in the FT Weekend Magazine The second of the summer series of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns on Carrot in the FT Weekend Magazine The first of the summer series of ‘Ha-Joon Chang’s thought for food’ columns (for the next five weeks) on Acorn in the FT Weekend Magazine An article on ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ in the Guardian’s summer series, ‘A book that changed me’ . Interview in El Pais, the Spanish newspaper, titled, ‘La moneda unica fue un error’ (The single currency was a mistake) (in Spanish) Interview in El Mundo, the Spanish newspaper, ‘La austeridad es la excusa para tener contentos a los mercados’ (Austerity is an excuse to make the market happy) (in Spanish) Interview on the Greek crisis, titled, ‘Taloustieteilijä: Suomi toimii oman etunsa vastaisesti’ (Economist: Finland is in breach of its own interests) in two Finnish newspapers (in Finnish) Video interview on complex financial products and Asian banking in the financial website, World Finance Interview in Livemint on the Greek crisis Video interview on corporate governance reform in Japan in the financial website, World Finance

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