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World Bank's Justin Lin leaves post

Updated: 2012-06-05 14:28
By Wei Tian (

World Bank Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist Justin Yifu Lin left his post after his four-year tenure at the Washington-based lender ended on June 1.

Lin's role as the chief economist of the World Bank's official website has been replaced by Martin Ravallion, who is now an acting chief economist for the bank.

Lin began his service at the World Bank in June 2008, where he guided the bank's intellectual leadership and played a key role in shaping the economic research agenda of the institution, according to an introduction on the bank’s website.

The 60-year old economist is now likely to return to his former role as a professor at the China Center for Economic Research at Peking University, where he served for 15 years as founding director before joining the World Bank.

It is also reported that Lin may be appointed as chairman of the All China Federation of Industry and Commerce. The report has not been confirmed.

Lin has been vice-chairman of the federation since 2005.