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Korean don to give key-note address at the Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture

By John Odyek

Added 24th November 2017 06:48 AM

Ha-Joon Chang has taught at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, since 1990.

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Ha-Joon Chang

Ha-Joon Chang has taught at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, since 1990.

A Korean don of political economy expert has been selected to explain to Ugandans how the state can bring about development.

The lecture will be delivered by a University Reader in Political Economy of Development, in the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK Dr Ha-Joon Chang.

This will take place where Bank of Uganda will host the 25th Joseph Mubiru Memorial Lecture on the topic Ambition, Pragmatism and Imagination-Rethinking the Role of the State at Kampala Serena International Conference Centre on December 01, 2017 starting at 2.00pm.

The Bank introduced the series in 1988 to honour the late Joseph Mubiru, the first Governor of the Bank.

The lecture provides a platform for informed discussion on relevant contemporary debates around economic, financial and other development policy issues.

The lecture will have a high level panel discussion in response to Ha-Joon Chang’s key-note address.

The panelists will comprise; Allen Kagina, executive director Uganda National Roads Authority, Prof. Charles Kwesiga, executive director, Uganda Industrial Research Institute and Wilbrod Owor executive director Uganda Bankers’ Association.  

The panel discussion will highlight the role of actionable projects, industrialization, as well as identify key drivers of economic transformation.

Ha-Joon Chang has taught at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, since 1990.

In addition to numerous articles in journals and edited volumes, Dr Chang has written 15 books and edited 10 books.

His major books include: The Political Economy of Industrial Policy (1994), Kicking Away the Ladder – Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002), Bad Samaritans – Rich Nations, Poor Policies, and the Threat to the Developing World (2007); 23 Things That They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2010) and Economics: The User’s Guide (2014). His books have sold around 1.3 million copies worldwide.

He has worked as a consultant for many international organisations, including various UN agencies, the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

He has also worked as a consultant for a number of governments in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Ha-Joon Chang received his B.A. from the Department of Economics, Seoul National University, Korea and earned his M.Phil. and PhD from the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

He has also served as a member of the editorial board of Cambridge Journal of Economics since 1992 and is currently on the advisory board of many other journals.

 

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