Justin Yifu Lin is World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President. He took up his World Bank position on June 2, 2008, after serving for 15 years as Professor and Founding Director of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He will remain on leave from Peking University during his World Bank tenure.
Mr. Lin received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986 and is the author of 18 books, including The China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform, which has been published in seven languages, and Economic Development and Transition: Thought, Strategy, and Viability, which is available in Chinese and English. He has published more than 100 articles in refereed international journals and collected volumes on history, development, and transition.
Among his many public roles in China, Justin Yifu Lin served as a deputy of China's People's Congress and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He has served on several national and international committees, leading groups, and councils on development policy, technology, and environment including: the United Nations Millennium Task Force on Hunger; the Eminent Persons Group of the Asian Development Bank; the National Committee on United States-China Relations; the Hong Kong-U.S. Business Council; the Working Group on the future of the OECD; and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee.