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Justin Yifu Lin

Chief Economist, World Bank, USA
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Justin Yifu Lin has been the World Bank’s chief economist since June 2008, and is the first person from an emerging market to hold this role since the World Bank was founded over 60 years ago. He was previously professor and founding director of the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University. Lin, who received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986, has written 16 books, including The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform, published in seven languages, and State-owned Enterprise Reform in China. Among his public roles in China, Lin has served as a deputy in the National People’s Congress and as vice chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He has also served on international task forces and groups including the United Nations Millennium Task Force on Hunger, the National Committee on United States– China Relations, the working group on the future of the OECD, and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee. He gave the 2007–2008 Marshall Lectures at Cambridge University.


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  • Coping with the Crisis: Risks, Options, and Priorities for Developing Countries
    by Justin Yifu Lin
    Justin Yifu Lin has been the World Bank’s chief economist since June 2008. He is the first person from an emerging market to hold this role since the World Bank was founded over 60 years ago.He was previously professor and founding director of the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University. Lin, who received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986, has written 16 books including The China Miracle: Development...

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