Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession

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6.2 X 9.1 X 0.7 inches | 1.2 pounds

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About the Author

Justin Yifu Lin is Professor and Director at the Center for New Structural Economics, and Professor and Honorary Dean at the National School of Development at Peking University, Beijing. He is Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank from 2008-12. Prior to joining the World Bank, Lin served for fifteen years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is the author of twenty-four books, including Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession (Cambridge, 2013), The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off (2012), New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy (2012), Demystifying the Chinese Economy (Cambridge, 2011), Benti and Changwu: Dialogues on Methodology in Economics (2012), and Economic Development and Transition: Thought, Strategy, and Viability (Cambridge, 2009).


"... Yifu Lin has written a superb appraisal which allows us a bird's eye view of the world economy as it stands - or rather, flutters, today. Against the Consensus' two concluding sentences say it all: 'The time is right for reforming the international monetary system. WE should seize it now, before another crisis deals the system a lethal blow.' "
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