Hay Forum Sevilla 2024

The second Hay Forum Sevilla will take place from March 14 to 17, 2024, at various venues in the Andalusian capital. The program includes 18 events where topics such as literature, architecture, the environment, and more will be discussed.


Event 13

Ha-Joon Chang in conversation with Helena de Bertodano

Let's plan the economy

Venue: Fundación Cajasol (Teatro)
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The Korean Ha-Joon Chang is an economist specialising in development, the branch of economics which seeks to improve processes of growth in low-income countries. His writings and published works are particularly critical of the formulas used by the most developed countries, and defend state intervention and subsidies. Chang's critical focus is on globalisation and the free market, which he believes were largely responsible for the devastating crisis of 2008. In fact, Chang - who has taught at Cambridge University - is the author of a theory of industrial policy which falls between central planning and an unrestrained free market. Among the many books he has written and which have been translated into Spanish are Kicking Away the Ladder (2009); 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism (2012); Edible Economics (2023). Chang was awarded the Wassily Leontief Prize in 2005.

Helena de Bertodano is a British journalist specialising in celebrity interviews and profiles, as well as features and travel articles for publications such as The Sunday Times, The Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, Harper's Bazaar and Marie Claire. She has interviewed over 1,000 people over the past 25 years, including the Dalai Lama, Meryl Streep, George Soros, Ringo Starr, George Best, Yehudi Menuhin and Jacinda Ardern.

At the end of the event, the author will sign copies of his works

Event in English with simultaneous translation into Spanish

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