Ha-Joon Chang photographed in Borough Market ahead of the publication of his new book "Edible Economics-A Hungry Economist Explains the World" Ha-Joon Chang is a South Korean institutional economist, specialising in development economics. Chang is the author of several widely discussed policy books, most notably Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). In 2013, Prospect magazine ranked Chang as one of the top 20 World Thinkers.
He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the European Investment Bank, as well as to Oxfam and various United Nations agencies. He is also a fellow at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. In addition, Chang serves on the advisory board of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP). Ha Joon Chang is a research professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Ha-Joon Chang taught economics at the Faculty of Economics and the Development Studies programme at the University of Cambridge between 1990-2021