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Justin Yifu Lin

Lin, born in 1952, was educated at National Chengchi University (MBA 1978), Peking University (MA, Political Economy, 1982), and University of Chicago (PhD in Economics, 1986).

Lin was professor and founding director of the China Center for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University and professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology until June 2008 when he became the World Bank Chief Economist. His articles have appeared in various academic journals such as American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy.

Lin is a  member of American Economic Association. He is Vice President, Chinese Agricultural Economics Association, 1999-, Member of Advisory Council, Development Institute, Asian Development Bank, 1998-, Member, International Advisory Committee for 2020 Vision for Food, Agriculture, and the Environmental, Initiative to International Food Policy Research Institute, 1998-, Member, Academic Committee, XXIV International Agricultural Economists Association Congress, Member, Working Group on the Future of the OECD, the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee, 1996-, . Member, the Program Committee for the International Economic Association Round Table. Conference on "The Institutional Foundation of Economic Development in East Asia," Nov. 1996. (Other members: Masahiko Aoki, Yujiro Hayami, Anne Krueger, Patha Dasgupta). Member, Program Committee, the Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, International Center for Economic Growth, Singapore, 1994-, Member.