Justin Yifu Lin
Justin Yifu Lin is the former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President, Development Economics. In his capacity, Mr. Lin guided the Bank’s intellectual leadership and played a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution.
Building on a distinguished career as one of China’s leading economists, Mr. Lin is undertaking an ambitious research program that examines the industrialization of rapidly developing countries and sheds new light on the causes of lagging growth in poor regions.
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.
- China’s Miracle Demystified
- Why coal?
- Making Stimulus Packages Green
- Let’s Be Pragmatic: My Final Post as World Bank Chief Economist
- India’s IT industry and industrial policy
- Development Economists Can Learn from a Pop Musician
- The Development Debate: A Rejoinder
- Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Introducing the WDR 2013
- Leading Dragons Phenomenon: New Opportunities for Low Income Countries to Catch UP
- Africa means never saying goodbye
- BRIC Spillovers helped Low Income Countries Withstand Crisis
- Beyond Keynesianism in the Year of the Dragon
- Youth Bulge: A Demographic Dividend or a Demographic Bomb in Developing Countries?
- Viewpoint on a rising dragon
- Questions from Germany: China Writ Large
- Development Thinking 3.0: The Road Ahead
- Picking winners
- Let’s Talk Development one year on + an invite to readers
- Bears, boots and long-run growth
- How to Seize the 85 million Jobs Bonanza
- Uzbekistan explores a path to growth
- Watermelons vs. Sesame Seeds
- Development economics thinks big but also gets practical—postcard from Paris
- Flying Geese, leading dragons and Africa’s potential
- Doing Development Economics Differently -- Check out ABCDE 2011