Justin Yifu Lin

Justin Yifu Lin

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Justin Yifu Lin (), born as Zhengyi Lin, () on October 15, 1952, in Yilan, Taiwan, is a Chinese economist and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank.

Biography

Career and education

He is the founder and first director of the China Center for Economic Research, former professor of economics at Peking University, and at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received an MBA degree from National Chengchi University in 1978, a Master's degree in Marxist political economy from Peking University in 1982, and a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986.

He was one of the first PRC citizens to receive a PhD in economics from Chicago,凤凰网财经人物(Phoenix Television: The People of Financial Circles),"林毅夫详细资料(The resume of Lin, Yifu)", Phoenix Television,2010. and is a leading Chinese economist; he serves as a consultant to major international organizations and is on the editorial board of several international academic economics journals.

He received an Honorary Doctorate from Fordham University in 2009 and was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 2010.

Defection

In 1976 Lin entered the MBA program at National Chengchi University in Taiwan on a defense scholarship, and returned to the army upon receiving his MBA in 1978. As a captain in the Republic of China Army (ROC Army) in Taiwan, he defected to......
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