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Title: Quest for Prosperity: New Structural Economics and New Growth Recipe
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: Lin, Justin Yifu
Issue Date: 16-Nov-2012
Event Date: 16-Nov-2012
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 box 1.8
Notes: IAS Distinguished Lecture.
Co-organized by Department of Economics.
Abstract: Professor Lin shares some of his new thinkings in development economics from his new book New structural economics : a framework for rethinking development and policy.
Prof Justin Yifu Lin received his PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1986. From 1993 to 2008, he served as the Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research at Peking University. He was also Professor at HKUST from 1995 to 2005. From 2008 to 2012, he was the Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of the World Bank, where he guided its intellectual leadership and played a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution. He returned to Peking University in 2012, where he is currently Honorary Dean of the National School of Development.
Prof Lin is a world renowned development economist and an authority on the Chinese economy. He is the author of 23 books including The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy, Demystifying the Chinese Economy, Benti and Changwu: Dialogues on Methodology in Economics, and Economic Development and Transition: Thought, Strategy, and Viability. He has published more than 100 articles in refereed international journals and collected volumes on history, development, and transition.
Prof Lin is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. He was also a deputy of China's People's Congress, Vice Chairman of Committee for Economic Affairs of Chinese People's Political Consultation Conference and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He served on several national and international committees, leading groups, and councils on development policy, technology, and environment including: International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Steering Committee, the UN Millennium Task Force on Hunger; the Eminent Persons Group of the Asian Development Bank; the National Committee on United States-China Relations; the Global Agenda Council on the International Monetary System; Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee; and the Hong Kong-US Business Council.
Duration: 81 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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