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  • Lin Yifu (林毅夫)
    Born : October , 1952Gender : Male
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Occupation

Professor of Peking University, Counsellor of the State Council of China.

Education

In 1978, he obtained a master's degree from the institute of business management, National Political University of Taiwan;

MA in political economy, Department of economics, Peking University;

1982, Ph.D., department of economics, University of Chicago, USA;

1986, postdoctoral, center for economic development, Yale University, USA;

Experience

Former vice chairman of all China federation of industry and commerce, senior vice president and chief economist of the world bank.

1987-1990, deputy director of development research institute of rural development research center of the state council;

1990-1993, deputy minister of rural department of development research center of the state council;

In 1993, he was promoted to professor of Peking University;

In 1994, he founded the China economic research center of Peking University and served as the director;

In 1998, he led the China economic research center to establish BiMBA business school of North China Development Institute;

In 2005, he was elected as a member of the academy of sciences of the developing world;

In 2008, he became the chief economist and senior vice president in charge of development economics of the world bank;

In 2012, he ended his term of office at the world bank and returned to the national development institute of Peking University as honorary president;

Contribution

He majors in development economics, agricultural economics and institutional economics.

On February 4, 2008, World Bank President Robert Zoellick formally appointed Lin Yifu, a professor of economics at Peking University, as the bank's chief economist and senior vice president in charge of development economics. The bank's chief economist played an important decision-making role in formulating research plans and development directions. Lin Yifu's appointment as the bank's chief economist further transformed the relationship between the bank and China. Lin Yifu was the first Chinese to hold such a high position in the world bank or the IMF. Up to now, he has been the economist in mainland China who has published the most papers in foreign economic journals.

AcademicPrizes

"Viability, economic development and Transformation: Theory and practice", the fifth Wu Yuzhang Award for excellence in Humanities and Social Sciences, October 2007;

First Cai Yuanpei award of Peking University, 2006;

"Self generating capacity, economic development and Transformation: Theory and practice" won the first prize of the Fourth Excellent Achievement Award of Humanities and Social Sciences Research of Chinese universities by the Ministry of education in 2006;

"Viability, economic development and Transformation: Theory and practice" won the first prize of the 10th excellent achievement award of Humanities and Social Sciences Research of Peking University in 2006;

The second Beijing University Teacher Award, September 2006;

The first outstanding achievement award of Zhang Peigang development economics research foundation, April 2006;

National model worker, 2005;

Development strategy, viability, and economic convergence won the second prize of the eighth excellent achievement of philosophy and Social Sciences in Beijing, 2004;

Re discussion on system, technology and China's agricultural development won the first prize of the third excellent achievement of Humanities and social sciences of Chinese universities by the Ministry of education, 2002;

China's fiscal decentralization and economic growth won the first prize of the eighth excellent achievements in Humanities and social sciences of Peking University, 2002;

China's fiscal decentralization and economic growth won the excellent thesis award of the fifth Journal of Peking University, 2001;

Honorary title of "advanced Taiwanese who have made outstanding contributions to the great cause of the four modernizations and the reunification of the motherland", 2001;

Technology change and income distribution among farmers: Theory and evidence from China won the 1999 best paper award of Australian journal of agricultural and resource economics;

Young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions from the Ministry of personnel of the people's Republic of China, 1999;

World economic forum, distinguished scholar, 1999;

Excellent talents in Humanities and social sciences of the Ministry of education, 1998;

International Institute of wheat and maize (birthplace of green revolution) 1998 outstanding economist lecture; 1998;

Full information and the reform of state-owned enterprises won the second prize of the 5th scientific research works of philosophy and social sciences of Beijing in 1998;

China's Miracle: development strategy and economic reform won the first prize of scientific research works award of the Fourth Beijing Philosophy and Social Sciences Award in 1996;

Priority of agricultural research in China won the first prize of the fifth scientific research work award of Peking University in 1996;

System, technology and China's agricultural development won the Sun Yefang Economic Science Award in 1992;

David Lam economist award, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993;

In 2014, Lin Yifu was shortlisted as the Chinese economic leader of 2014;

In November 2018, Lin Yifu was selected as one of the 100 outstanding contributors to reform and opening up;

On December 18, 2018, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council awarded Comrade Lin Yifu the title of reform pioneer, the medal of reform pioneer, and the explorer of economic system reform theory;

On December 22, 2018, he was selected into the list of "40 overseas returnees in 40 years of China's reform and opening up";

Notable Works|Publications

System, technology and China's agricultural development

Miracle of China: development strategy and economic reform

Priority of agricultural research in China

Full information and the reform of state-owned enterprises

Re discussion on system, technology and China's agricultural development

Main Opnions

Based on the reality of reform and opening up, Lin Yifu has independently established and practiced the theoretical system of new structural economics, which has an important influence in the world. Enriching and improving the theory of agricultural economics, rebuilding the institutional arrangement and macroeconomic theory of developing countries have made an important contribution to the innovation of economic theory in China. He participated in the reform of state-owned enterprises, financial system, telecommunications system, China's accession to the world trade organization, economic globalization, grain, agriculture, rural areas and other important reform policies. He also participated in the establishment of the school of South South cooperation and development of Peking University and promoted the transformation and deepening of cooperation.

Controversy

Lin Yifu's road to home is full of brambles. The Defense Department of the Taiwan authorities said on May 28, 2013 that Lin Yifu was a "criminal who defected", who was against the loyalty and integrity of the soldiers and the value of military ethics. As for his return, the position of the Taiwan authorities has not changed so far, and there was no fuzzy space in dealing with it.

 

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