Category Archives: Ha-Joon Chang

The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it


The flaws in the Anti-Corruption Agenda and how to change it In May 2016, the UK hosted the Anti-Corruption Summit in London, bring leaders from developed and developing nations as well as practitioners and interest groups. World leaders and academic … Continue reading

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Links for Thought 12


1) The Real Hamilton: What’s Not to Love? A Bloomberg article that talks about Alexander Hamilton, one of the very early US Treasury Secretaries, and how his ideas to grow the US economy then wouldn’t be accepted by the mainstream … Continue reading

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Links for thought 11


Haven’t done this series in a while so here we go: 1) Jin Liqun: From the lines of Lord Byron to AIIB’s corridors of power A Devex article on Jin Liqun,the first leader of the recently created, non-Western dominated, non-neoliberal … Continue reading

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Revisiting Bill Easterly’s critique of Ha-Joon Chang’s Bad Samaritans


Back in Cambridge, I naturally had to read the works from my renown lecturer, Dr. Ha-Joon Chang. One of them was his book Bad Samaritans: The Guilty Secrets of Rich Nations & the threat to Global Prosperity (Random House Paperback version). … Continue reading

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Africa after 50: An ODI-WB Event


Last week, I went down to London to attend an ODI and World Bank conference titled Africa after 50: building on recent development progress.
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The unknown helper in development: the case of Singapore


International donors especially the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development-Donor Assistance Committee (OECD-DAC) have always made the news or even the front line news over their aid activities or their aid disbursements to International Organisations (IOs). Non OECD-DAC members like … Continue reading

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