Dr. Justin Yifu Lin - China and the Future of the Global Economy
Justin Yifu Lin is the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank. Prior to taking up this position in 2008, he served for 15 years as Professor and Founding Director of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. Mr. Lin received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986 and is the author of 16 books, including The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform, and State-owned Enterprise Reform in China. He has published more than 100 articles in refereed international journals and collected volumes on history, development, and transition. Mr. Lin was awarded the 1993 and 2001 Sun Yefang Prize (the highest honor for economists in China), the Citation Classic Award in 2000 (by the publisher of Social Science Citation Index), fellow of Academy of Sciences for Developing World in 2005, and various other prizes. He is on the editorial board of several international academic economics journals.As the first World Bank Chief Economist from a developing country, Mr. Lin guides the Bank's intellectual leadership and plays a key role in shaping the research agenda of the institution.