Justin Yifu Lin, the chief economist at the World Bank, will give a public lecture Friday, October 14, as part of the annual meeting of the Wisconsin China Initiative advisory board. Dr. Lin will be speaking about his forthcoming book, “Demystifying the Chinese Economy.” The talk will be held in the Wisconsin School of Business’ Morgridge Auditorium (1100 Grainger Hall), from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Visiting professor Yang Yao (of Peking University) will give the introduction and UW-Madison professor Ian Coxhead will serve as the discussant.
In his current position, Dr. Lin guides the World Bank’s intellectual leadership and plays a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution. Prior to joining the World Bank in 2008, Dr. Lin served for 15 years as founding director of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University in Beijing, China.
The Wisconsin China Initiative was launched in 2007 to both serve as the contact point for information about UW-Madison connections with Greater China and to bring together cross-disciplinary faculty, alumni and leaders in business and government. The Initiative is housed within the Division of International Studies. It is staffed by Associate Director Laurie Dennis, and directed by Law Professor John Ohnesorge.