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Bestselling author and prize-winning economist Ha-Joon Chang, will give a talk on his recently published book “Economics: The User’s Guide.” With wit and insight, the book addresses questions such as: What is economics? What can and can’t it explain about the world? Why does it matter?
Chang introduces a wide range of economic theories. In this talk, he will provide a clear, comprehensive guide to understanding the controversial science and its implications in our everyday lives. He will offer an engaging view of the global economy, representing the best of economic theory and analysis, but also accessible to the general public.
Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. His books include the international bestsellers Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, Kicking Away the Ladder, and 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism. In 2005, GDAE awarded him the Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought.
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Global Development And Environment Institute
The Global Development And Environment Institute (GDAE) is a research institute at Tufts University dedicated to promoting a better understanding of how societies can pursue their economic and community goals in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner. GDAE pursues its mission through original research, policy work, publication projects, curriculum development, conferences and other activities.