June 7, 2011
Justin Yifu Lin (PhD'86) is an influential and important economist who has contributed to the field of development economics. He is one of the first UChicago social science PhDs to return to China, introducing the ideas of market economics learned at the University. Lin founded the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, and has given extensive lectures and written numerous articles and books on economic development. He is Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.