Justin Yifu Lin
As Chief Economist and head of the World Bank's Development Economics Vice Presidency, Mr. Lin guides the Bank’s intellectual leadership and plays 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. He will remain on leave from Peking University during his World Bank tenure.
Read his article, Demystifying Success: The new structural economic approach.