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- Random House 2008; US$ 14.09
It's rare that a book appears with a fresh perspective on world affairs, but renowned economist Ha-Joon Chang has some startlingly original things to say about the future of globalization. In theory, he argues, the world's wealthiest countries and supra-national institutions like the IMF, World Bank and WTO want to see all nations developing into... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09
Ha-Joon Chang dispels the myths and prejudices that have come to dominate our understanding of how the world works. He succeeds in both setting the historical record straight ('the washing machine has changed the world more than the internet'; 'the US does not have the highest living standard in the world'; 'people in poor countries are more entrepreneurial... more...
- United Nations University Press 2007; US$ 38.00
The issue of institutional development has come to prominence during the last decade or so. During this period, even the IMF and the World Bank, which used to treat institutions as mere details, have come to emphasize the role of institutions in economic development. However, there are still some important knowledge gaps that need to be... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 59.95
This book critically re-examines the currently dominant paradigm of agricultural development policy from historical and comparative perspectives. Examining the experiences of 11 developed countries in their earlier stages of development and the experiences of 10 developing and transition economies in the last half a century, the book offers an in-depth... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 67.00
The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the controversial issue of industrial policy, drawing on some recent developments in economic theory in areas like political economy, institutional economics, industrial economics, and theories of technical progress. By integrating the analyses of political economy, economic institutions, and technical... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68
What is economics? What can - and can't - it explain about the world? Why does it matter? Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University, and writes a column for the Guardian . The Observer called his book 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism , which was a no.1 bestseller, 'a witty and timely debunking of some... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 92.66
The mainstream view of the way in which best to transform the communist economies was that there should be a rapid transition to a free market economy and political democracy. The articles in this book challenge this view. They do so from the standpoint of economic and political theory, and from an evaluation of the comparative experience of different... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
The 1997 South Korean financial crisis not only shook the country itself but also sent shock waves through the financial world at large. This impressive book critically assesses the conventional wisdom surrounding the Korean crisis and the performance of the IMF-sponsored reform programme. Looking first at the strengths and weaknesses of 'Korea Inc.'... more...
- International Development Research Centre 2004; US$ 30.00
This book maps the policy process and political economy of policymaking in Africa. Its focus on trade and industrial policy makes it unique in the literature. Detailed case studies help the reader to understand how the process and motivation behind policy decisions can vary from country to country depending on the form of government, ethnicity and... more...
- Zed Books 2010; US$ 20.95
Offers a look at the economics of climate change, explaining how the arbitrary assumptions of conventional theories get in the way of understanding this problem. This book states that the benefits of climate protection are vital but priceless, and hence often devalued in cost-benefit calculations. more...