Browsing the Internet for research purposes one sometimes finds scholars that one should have come across long ago. Here are two examples:
and Ha-Joon Chang
Both are from
and of Asian origin. Cambridge University
Both are development economists that, using mostly mainstream economics, point out standard market failures that justify policies that depart from laissez-faire. Not very original, but very necessary. Since it is common to blame economists for the evils of the current economic and financial crisis, here are two interesting economists that should not be blamed.