Prof. Dr. Justin Yifu Lin

Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics, Peking University


Justin Yifu Lin is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics, Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University. He was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank from 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 Councilor of the State Council and a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference. He is the author of more than 20 books including New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy; Demystifying the Chinese Economy; Beating the Odd: Jump-starting Developing Countries; Going Beyond Aid: Development Cooperation for Structural Transformation; The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, and Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.