Chinese economist to get senior role at World Bank

In a move set to strengthen ties between the big emerging economies and the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Bank is to appoint Justin Lin, a Chinese economist, as its chief economist.

Lin, who now works at the China Centre for Economic Research, a think tank based at the University of Beijing, will be the first economist from a developing country.

He has already worked as a consultant for the Bank and gained his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago.

The World Bank could

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