Published by Bloomsbury Press
Review by Juan Carlos Moreno-Brid
With a unique mixture of recognition of the merits of alternative economic theories, reverence for historical facts, systematic reference to real-life numbers and an enviable sense of humor, Ha-Joon Chang manages to present economics as a user friendly, relevant and passionately exciting craft!
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Table of Content
- What is economics?
- What can – and can’t – it explain about the world?
- Why does it matter?
About the Author
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 of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.’ He won the Wassily Leontief Prize for advancing the frontiers of economic thought, and is a vocal critic of the failures of our current economic system.
(This book review was originally published in World Economics Association Newsletter 4(4), August 2014, pp.11-12.)