Justin Yifu Lin

Former Chief Economist and Senior Vice President

World Bank

Justin Yifu Lin is the former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President in Development Economics. In this capacity, Mr. Lin guided the Bank’s intellectual leadership and played a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution. 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. Building on a distinguished career as one of China’s leading economists, Mr. Lin is currently 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.