“We have been led to believe that the market is some kind of natural phenomenon. But in the end, the market is a political construct.”
- Ha-Joon Chang, a leading heterodox economist and institutional economist who specialises in development economics. Chang has written several widely-discussed books on policy, including Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective (2002). Prospect Magazine ranked him as one of the top World Thinkers in 2013.
Quoted November 29, 2013 in the Financial Times, "Lunch with the FT: Ha-Joon Chang" by David Pilling