Professor Justin Yifu Lin


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Justin Yifu Lin is Professor and Founding Director of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University and Professor of Economics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986 and is the author of eight books, including the China Miracle: Development Strategy and Economic Reform, which has been published in seven languages, and the State-owned Enterprise Reform, which is available in Chinese, Japanese, and English. He has published more than 100 articles in refereed international journals and collected volumes on history, development, and transition. Among many of his public roles in China, Justin Yifu Lin is a senior advisor to the Drafting Committee of China's Tenth Five-year Plan, an advisor to the State Leading Group of IT Development, an advisor to the mayors of Beijing, Shanghai Tianjin, and Liaoning Province, and a member of the National Committee, China People's Political Consultation Conference. He also serves on several international committees, leading groups, and councils on development policy, technology, and environment. He was awarded the 1993 and 2001 Sun Yefang Prize (the highest honour for economist in China), the 1993 Policy Article Prize of Centre for International Food and Agricultural Policy at University of Minnesota, the 1997 Sir John Crawford Award of the Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, the 1999 Best Article Prize of 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, Universite D'Auvergne, France in 2004, and various other prizes.

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