- Publisher: Fernwood Publishing
- ISBN: 9781552661383
- Price: $19.95 CAD
- Publication Date: 2004
- Rights: Canada
- Pages: 240
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An Alternative Economic Policy Manual
”There is no alternative to neo-liberal economics, Americanization and globalization” remains the driving assumption within the international development policy establishment. Ha-Joon Chang and IIene Grabel question the validity of this assertion by combining data, a devastating economic logic and an analysis of the historical experiences of leading Western and East Asian economies. They also include practical alternatives in key areas: trade and industrial policy; privatization; intellectual property rights; external borrowing; investment; financial regulation; exchange rates, monetary policy, government revenue and expenditure.
”This book is not only a superb antidote to the numbing myths of neo-liberalism but also a stimulating presentation of the many possibilities for alternatives to neo-liberal economic policy” —Trandika Mkandawire, Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Research (UNRISD)
- Introduction: Reclaiming Development
- PART I Myths and Realities about Development
- PART II Economic Policy Alternatives
- Conclusion: Obstacles and Opportunities for Reclaiming Development
About the Authors
Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. He is the author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism.
Ilene Grabel is an economist and professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.