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Justin Yifu Lin

Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development
Industrial Policy - Co-convener

Professor and Honorary Dean, National School of Development at Peking University; Vice Chairman, All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce; Member of the Standing Committee and Vice Chairman of Economic Council, Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference; Counsellor of the State Council; Vice Chairman, Peking University Council. Former: Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank; Founding Director and Professor, China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. Has served on several national and international committees, leading groups, and councils on development policy, technology, and environment. Honorary doctoral degrees from Universite D’Auvergne, Fordham University, Nottingham University, City University of Hong Kong, London School of Economics, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Author of 24 books.


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