Jamus Lim
Associate Professor, Economics Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
General Information Research Areas Publications Teaching
Postdoc Political Economics, Harvard University
PhD International Economics and MA Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz
MSc Economics, London School of Economics
BBus (Hons) Economics (major) and Computing (minor), University of Southern Queensland

Jamus Lim is an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School. Prior to his return to academia, he was a lead economist with the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority---where he oversaw economic inputs underlying tactical and strategic asset allocation for the sovereign fund's multi-hundred-billion dollar portfolio---and a senior economist with the World Bank, where he led a number of research initiatives on long-term economic forecasts, trade and finance in the Middle East and East Asia, and governance and human development in Africa. His research expertise and interests lie at the intersection of international macro-finance, political economy, and development economics, and his work has appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking and Journal of International Money and Finance, policy flagships such as the Global Economic Prospects and Global Monitoring Report, and op-ed features in the Financial Times and Straits Times. An old Rafflesian, he graduated with first-class honors from the University of Southern Queensland, and went on to graduate work at the London School of Economics, the University of California, and Harvard University. In his wild, impetuous youth, Jamus was variously a drummer, rugby player, and Solitaire junkie; today, his more mundane pursuits have led him to the gym, kitchen, and cellar (typically in reverse order).

Research Areas
Primary: International Economics, Development Economics, Political Economics
Secondary: Applied Econometrics, Positive Political Theory, World History

Geographical Areas
East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Major DMs

Academic Publications
  "Foreign Bank Behavior During Financial Crises" (J. Adams‑Kane, J. Caballero, J. Lim), Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Apr 2017, Vol. 49, Issue 2-3, p. 351‑392
  "The Effect of Quantitative Easing on Financial Flows to Developing Countries" (J. Lim, S. Mohapatra), journal of Journal of International Money and Finance, Nov 2016, Vol. 68, Issue 1, p. 331‑357
  "Institutional Quality Mediates the Effect of Human Capital on Economic Performance" (J. Adams‑Kane, J. Lim), Review of Development Economics, May 2016, Vol. 20, Issue 2, p. 426‑442
  "Endogenous Transactions Costs and Institutions in the 2007/08 Financial Crisis" (J. Lim, T. Tan), Journal of Regulatory Economics, Feb 2016, Vol. 49, Issue 1, p. 56‑85
  "Global Transmission Channels for International Bank Lending in the 2007/09 Financial Crisis" (J. Adams‑Kane, J. Yueqing, J. Lim), journal of Journal of International Money and Finance, Sep 2015, Vol. 56, Issue 1, p. 97‑113
  "Institutional and Structural Determinants of Investment Worldwide" (J. Lim), Journal of Macroeconomics, Sep 2014, Vol. 41, Issue 4, p. 160‑177
  "Trade Openness Reduces Growth Volatility When Countries are Well Diversified" (M. Haddad, J. Lim, C. Pancaro, C. Saborowski), Canadian Journal of Economics, May 2013, Vol. 46, Issue 2, p. 765‑790
  "Bilateral M&A Activity from the Global South" (M. Dailami, S. Kurlat, J. Lim), North American Journal of Economics and Finance, Dec 2012, Vol. 23, Issue 3, p. 345‑364
  "Export Diversification in a Transitioning Economy: The Case of Syria" (J. Lim, C. Saborowski), Economics of Transition (The), Apr 2012, Vol. 20, Issue 2, p. 339‑367
  "Estimates of Trade-Related Adjustment Costs in Syria" (J. Lim, C. Saborowski), Journal of Policy Modeling, Nov 2010, Vol. 32, Issue 5, p. 842‑864
  "Recognition, Redistribution, and Liberty" (A. Collins, J. Lim), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Jun 2010, Vol. 74, Issue 3, p. 240‑252
  "Democracy & Trade: An Empirical Study" (J. Lim, J. Decker), Economics of Governance, Apr 2009, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p. 165‑186
  "Sticks and Carrots: Two Incentive Mechanisms Supporting Intra-Group Cooperation" (T. Janus, J. Lim), Economics Letters, Mar 2009, Vol. 102, Issue 3, p. 177‑180
  "Reinstating the Rational Voter" (J. Lim), Economists' Voice, Feb 2009, Vol. 6, Issue 3, p. 1‑2
  "Atoms for Peace, Redux: Energy Codependency for Sustained Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula" (K. Beardsley, J. Lim), Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Jan 2009, Vol. 15, Issue 1, p. 4
  "What Fundamentally Drives Growth? Revisiting the Institutions and Economic Performance Debate" (J. Lim, J. Decker), Journal of International Development, Jul 2008, Vol. 20, Issue 5, p. 698‑725
  "Zombies May Mean Attention Bonds Will Not Cure Spam" (J. Lim), Economists' Voice, May 2008, Vol. 5, Issue 2, p. 5
  "The International Economics Network" (J. Lim), Journal of Economic Education, Sep 2004, Vol. 35, Issue 4, p. 416
  "Competitive Devaluations: Bitter Pill or Bad Medicine? The Case of Thailand" (J. Lim, T. Yang), ASEAN Economic Bulletin, Aug 2004, Vol. 21, Issue 2, p. 213‑233
  "Crisis, Contagion, and East Asian Stock Markets" (J. Lim, T. Yang), Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, Mar 2004, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p. 119‑151
  "East Asia in the Information Economy: Opportunities and Challenges" (J. Lim), Info, Sep 2002, Vol. 4, Issue 5, p. 56‑63

Teaching at ESSEC
Asian Economies
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