Justin Yifu Lin

Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University / Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the World Bank

Justin  Yifu  LIN  is  Director  of  Center  for  New  Structural  Economics,  Dean  of  Institute  of  South-South  Cooperation  and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University. 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 23 books including Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession, the Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, Demystifying the Chinese Economy, and New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and  Policy.  He  is  Councillor  of  the  State  Council,  a  member  of  the  Standing  Committee,  Chinese  People’s  Political Consultation Conference, and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.