Justin Yifu Lin, Professor and Honorary Dean at the National School of Development, Peking University and former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, discusses China’s Third Plenum reforms and prospects for China’s economic structure in 2014 and beyond.
Justin Yifu Lin
Professor Justin Yifu Lin is Professor and Founding Director of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He 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, which has been published in seven languages, and State-owned Enterprise Reform in China, which is available in Chinese, Japanese, and English. He has published more than 100 articles in international journals and collected volumes on history, development, and transition.
Among many of his public roles in China, Professor Lin is Vice Chairman, Committee for Economic Affairs of the Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is Deputy to the Eleventh National People’s Congress. He also serves on several national and international committees, leading groups, and councils on development policy, technology, and the environment.
Professor Lin was awarded the 1993 and 2001 Sun Yefang Prize in Economics (the highest honour for economists in China), the 1993 Policy Article Prize by the Centre for International Food and Agricultural Policy at the University of Minnesota, the 1997 Sir John Crawford Award by the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, the 1999 Best Article Prize by the Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Citation Classic Award in 2000 (by the publisher of Social Science Citation Index), Docteur Honoris Causa by Université d’Auvergne in France in 2004, fellowship by the Academy of Sciences for Developing World in 2005, and other honours. Professor Lin was invited to give the 2007–2008 Marshall Lectures at Cambridge University from 31 October to 1 November in 2007.