This course offers a systematic presentation of the principles, theories and methods of new structural economics in the style of a general education course. It will mainly cover the structural paradigm revolution about new structural economics, as well as its theoretical systems and its practical applications. The course is divided into two sections and 23 lectures (three lectures in General Principles of New Structural Economics and 20 lectures in Introduction to New Structural Economics).
This course will teach, in part, about this paradigm revolution to neoclassical economics; the specific content of this introduction to new structural economics will include (1) a brief overview of the economic histories of China and the world, as well as the diversity of their economic structures, and the complexity of economic systems, (2) a brief history of economic theories and the origins and development of new structural economics, and (3) the basic principles of new structural economics and the discipline’s sub-fields.
Professor Justin Yifu Lin
林毅夫，北京大学新结构经济学研究院教授、院长，南南合作与发展学院院长，国家发展研究院名誉院长。林毅夫于 1986 年获得美国芝加哥大学经济学博士学位，荣膺英国科学院外籍院士、发展中国家科学院（原名第三世界科学院）院士，并获得法国奥佛涅大学、美国福特汉姆大学、英国诺丁汉大学、香港城市大学、英国伦敦经济学院和香港科技大学的荣誉博士学位。1994 年创立北京大学中国经济研究中心（现北京大学国家发展研究院），并担任主任一职。2008 年被任命为世界银行首席经济学家兼负责发展经济学的高级副行长，成为担此要职的发展中国家第一人，2012 年任满返回北大，继续教学研究工作。现任中国政协常委、经济委员会副主任，国务院参事，国家“十三五”、“十四五”规划专家委员会副主席、“一带一路”国际合作高峰论坛国际咨询委员会主席。著有二十余册新结构经济学著作，并在国内外学术期刊发表 100 多篇论文。
Professor Justin Yifu Lin is the dean of Peking University’s Institute of New Structural Economics, the dean of the Institute of South–South Cooperation and Development, and the honorary dean of the National School of Development. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1986, and he has the honor of being a foreign member of the British Academy of Sciences and a member of the World Academy of Sciences. Lin has also received honorary doctorate degrees from Clermont Auvergne University, Fordham University, the University of Nottingham, the City University of Hong Kong, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. In 1994, he established Peking University’s China Center for Economic Research (now the National School of Development at Peking University) and served as its director. In 2008, he was appointed as the World Bank’s chief economist and the senior vice president in charge of development economics, becoming the first person from a developing country to hold these positions. After his tenure expired in 2012, Lin returned to Peking University, where he continued his teaching and research activities He currently serves as a standing committee member of the CPPCC and is the deputy director of its Economic Committee. In addition, he is a counselor of the State Council, the vice chairman of the Expert Committee for the 13th and 14th five-year plans, and the chairman of the International Advisory Committee for the “Belt and Road” Forum for International Cooperation. Lin has authored more than 20 books on new structural economics and published more than 100 papers in domestic and foreign academic journals.
Researcher Caihui Fu
Caihui Fu is a researcher at Peking University’s Institute of New Structural Economics, and he is the director of the Research Center for Textbooks, Case Studies and Flagship Reports. Since 2014, he has been helping Professor Lin to establish Peking University’s Institute of New Structural Economics, develop the discipline and create think tank for the field. Along with Professor Lin, Fu co-authored the first textbooks on new structural economics, Introduction to New Structural Economics and Understanding World Economic Development, among many other academic texts on the theory. In addition, he leads a common required “Introduction to New Structural Economics” course every spring semester at Peking University. Likewise, he leads a core “New Structural Economics Analysis” course every fall semester at Tsinghua University.