THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2023 - 12 PM to 1 PM PDT
Join us for the 2023 Rosenbluth lecture featuring distinguished economist Ha-Joon Chang of SOAS, University of London. Drawing from his extensive research challenging conventional economic perspectives and his latest popular book, Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist explains the World, Ha-Joon will take us on a global journey, examining how economic policies influence development, income distribution and international trade.
Whether you’re a seasoned economist or a culinary enthusiast, Edible Economics will leave you with a fresh perspective on the big issues of our times.
“With this book, I am trying to make economics more palatable—and thereby make more people read, think and talk about it—by serving often dry economic arguments with succulent stories about food.” - Ha-Joon Chang
Ha-Joon will be joined by our senior economist Marc Lee with an opening by Cecilia Point from the Musqueam Nation.
About Ha-Joon Chang
Ha-Joon Chang is a distinguished economist and influential figure in the academic realm. He has authored numerous acclaimed books that challenge conventional economic wisdom, offering fresh perspectives and fostering a deeper understanding of the subject. As a faculty member at the University of Cambridge, Chang's research and teaching have shaped the minds of aspiring economists worldwide. Edible Economics: A Hungry Economist explains the World is his latest book, written for a popular audience.
About the Rosenbluth Memorial Lectures
Gideon Rosenbluth was a long-time research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and a highly respected member of the UBC economics department, as well as the economics community in Canada and around the world. His rigorous approach to scholarship and community involvement was guided by his commitment to social justice. Among his many roles, he was president of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and president of the Canadian Economics Association. In honour of Gideon, the CCPA–BC and the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC are pleased to host the annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture.