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Justin Yifu Lin

Justin Yifu Lin

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Justin Yifu Lin, a former World Bank chief economist, is Dean of the Institute of New Structural Economics and Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development at Peking University. 

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  1. What the Paris Development Finance Summit Missed
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    What the Paris Development Finance Summit Missed

    Jul 10, 2023 Håvard Halland, et al. warn that the current reform agenda will not mobilize sufficient private capital for green investments.

  2. Geopoliticized Industrial Policy Won't Work
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    Geopoliticized Industrial Policy Won't Work

    Feb 24, 2022 Otaviano Canuto, et al. show why attending to economic fundamentals should take precedence when it comes to reshoring or nearshoring.

  3. Development Begins at Home
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    Development Begins at Home

    Dec 6, 2021 Justin Yifu Lin & Yan Wang consider the pandemic's lessons for sustainable growth, including the role Chinese investment can play.

  4. A Turning Point for Development Aid
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    A Turning Point for Development Aid

    Dec 30, 2019 Justin Yifu Lin & Yan Wang show why accusations that China is engaging in “debt-trap diplomacy” are fundamentally flawed.

  5. Disrupting Multilateral Climate Finance
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    Disrupting Multilateral Climate Finance

    Jan 10, 2019 Håvard Halland & Justin Yifu Lin propose a new global finance facility to attract more private capital for the fight against global warming.

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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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