Justin  Lin

Justin Lin

Director, New Structural Economics Institute, Pekin University, Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce

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Mr. Lin Yifu (Justin), Director of New Structural Economics, Dean of Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and honorary dean, National School of Development at Peking University. He is also Council of State Council and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is the author of 32 books including Going Beyond Aids: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation, Beating the Odds: Jumpstarting Developing Countries, Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession, the Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, Demystifying the Chinese Economy, New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy, and China Miracle. He is a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference (CPPCC), and Vice chairman of Economic Committee, CPPCC. He received honorary doctoral degrees from Universite D’Auvergne, Fordham University, Nottingham University, City University of Hong Kong, London School of Economics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of British Colombia, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Open University of Hong Kong and Macao University of Science and Technology.  Most recently, he was awarded the Professional Achievement Award by the University of Chicago Alumni Association and is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries.

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