Ha-Joon Chang

Africa’s economic woes

“INDUSTRIAL policy used to be a four-letter word at the World Bank,” observed Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel economics laureate, in a recent conference on industrial policy in Africa that I attended. He should know. He Published Jul 17, 2012 03:01am

Dependence on ratings agencies

EVEN the most rational Europeans must now feel that Friday the 13th is an unlucky day after all. On that day last week, the Greek debt restructuring negotiation broke down, with many bondholders refusing to join the Published Jan 18, 2012 12:00am

A catalyst for change?

THE Occupy London movement is marking its first month this week. It is routinely described as anti-capitalist, but this label is highly misleading. As I found out when I gave a lecture Published Nov 17, 2011 12:40am