The Role of Economics in Public Life

14 May 2014, 4.00 PM - 14 May 2014, 4.00 PM

1.40 Pugsley, Queens Building, University Walk - 4.00pm, 14 May 2014
A public lecture co-sponsored by The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and The School of Economics, Finance and Management.

Speaker: Dr Ha-Joon Chang (University of Cambridge)

Ha-Joon Chang is probably the world’s best known economist.  Currently Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge, his initial research was on the relation of economic policy to growth and development in East Asia and, subsequently, on the implications of the East Asian experience for economic transformation elsewhere in the world.  Since the early 2000s he has emerged as one of the world’s leading critics of neoliberal (‘free market’) economic policy and its consequences, and of the orthodox, neoclassical forms of economic theorising that inform it.  Grounded in heterodox economics and drawing on insights from social and political theory, Dr Chang’s books include: Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), Bad Samaritans: The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations and the Threat to Global Prosperity (2008) and 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2011). Dr Chang’s books have been translated into 28 languages and have sold over 1.3 million copies.  His lecture draws on his latest book, Economics: The User’s Guide (Pelican 2014).

4.00pm - 5.30pm, followed by a drinks reception.

All welcome.  FREE but booking required via:

Please note that the venue has changed to 1.40 Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queens Building, University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TR

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