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Hinh T. Dinh

Title: Senior Fellow

Area of expertise: Development economics, public finance, industrialization, international finance.

Hinh T. Dinh is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, a Senior Research Fellow at Indiana University, and President and CEO of Economic Growth and Transformation, Inc, who focuses on Development economics, public finance, industrialization and international finance

Previously he spent over 35 years working at the World Bank Group that he joined through its Young Professionals Program. He was a Lead Economist in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank (2009-2014), the Africa Region (1998-2009), the Finance Complex (1991-1998), and the Middle East and North Africa Region (1978-1991). In these capacities, he provided managerial leadership to World Bank economists in the formulation of economic analysis and policy advice, including the evaluation of macroeconomic and structural policies for many countries in the world, from Asia to Latin America to Africa. He received a B.A. in economics, a B.S. in mathematics from the State University of New York, an M.A. in economics, an M.S. in industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pittsburgh (1978). He has published widely in the fields of industrialization, fiscal management, and economic development of Africa. His latest books include Light Manufacturing in Africa (2012), Performance of Manufacturing Firms in Africa (2012), Light Manufacturing in Zambia (2013), Light Manufacturing in Tanzania (2013), Tales from the Development Frontier (2013) and Light Manufacturing in Vietnam (2013).