SAFE Policy Lecture: Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University)

When:21 January 2019
, 16:00
 - 18:00
Where:Festsaal, Casino building, Goethe University Frankfurt

The event is co-organized with the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) at Goethe University and it is a part of the First Goethe Asia Forum.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Justin Yifu Lin (Peking University, former Chief Economist of the World Bank)

Title: The Economics of China's New Era

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies at Goethe University, Prof. Lin will examine the economics of China’s new era. With the age of Western global dominance coming to an end, it is China’s time to shine. The potential is certainly there, but to realize it, President Xi Jinping will have to confront serious challenges, from domestic supply-side reforms to expanding international responsibilities. In his speech, Prof. Lin will critically analyze China’s dual-track transition from a planned to a market economy, focus on recent reforms and their shortcomings and put China’s trajectory in comparative perspective.   

Justin Yifu Lin is Dean of Institute of New Structural Economics and Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of National School of Development at Peking University. In the years 2008 to 2012 he was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is Councillor of the State Council and a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People’s Political Consultation Conference.

The event will be followed by a reception.