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LIM Jamus

Department : Economics
Associate Professor
Campus de Singapour

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Biography

Jamus Lim is an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School, one of the top business schools in Europe, and a member of the 14th Parliament of Singapore, representing Sengkang. Previously, he was the chief economist of the ThirdRock Group, an investment management and wealth advisory, a lead economist at 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 before that, a senior economist with the World Bank, where he led a number of initiatives on macroeconomic forecasts, along with analysis of trade, finance, and governance issues in East Asia, the Middle East, and 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 leading academic journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics and Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, along with policy flagships such as the World Bank's Global Economic Prospects and the joint IMF-World Bank Global Monitoring Report. A seasoned communicator, his ideas have been featured in print media such as the Financial Times and Straits Times, and he also regularly shares his views on radio and television outlets such as CNA. An old Rafflesian, he graduated with first-class honors in economics 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 trails, gym, kitchen, and cellar (typically in reverse order).

Diplomas

  • 2015 : Postdoctoral Fellowship, Political Economics (Harvard University, United States of America )
  • 2006 : PhD in International Economics (University of California, United States of America )
  • 2000 : Master in Economics (London School of Economics, United Kingdom )
  • 1998 : BBus (Hons) Economics (major) and Computing (minor) (University of Southern Queensland, Australia )

Career

    Full-time academic appointments

    • 2018 - Present : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School, Singapore)

    Other Academic Appointments

      • 2014 - 2015 : Postdoc Political Economics (Harvard University, United States of America)
      • 2007 - 2012 : Senior Economist (World Bank, United States of America)
      • 2006 - 2007 : Assistant Professor Economics (Centre College, United States of America)

    Professional appointments

    • 2014 - 2017 : Lead Economist (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, United Arab Emirates)

Awards

  • 2018 : Dean's List for Academic Achievement (Harvard University, United States of America)
  • 2016 : Commendation Prize (Singapore)
  • 2007 : Omnicron Delta Epison Economics Honor Society Faculty Member (United States of America)
  • 1998 : Dean's Commendation for Creditable Performance (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
  • 1998 : First Class Honors (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)
  • 1997 : Best Business Graduate in Economics Prize (Australia)
  • 1997 : Vernon White Memorial Shield for Best Economics Student (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)

Grants

  • 2019 : ESSEC Research Center Grant
  • 2014 : Knowledge for Change Program II (World Bank, United States of America)
  • 2012 : Research Support Budget (World Bank, United States of America)
  • 2007 : Faculty Research Grant (United States of America)
  • 2005 : Doctoral Sabbatical Fellowship (University of California, Santa Cruz, United States of America)
  • 2005 : Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship (United States of America)
  • 2004 : Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation Fellowship (University of California, San Diego, United States of America)
  • 1999 : Masters Entrance Grant (London School of Economics, United Kingdom)
  • 1999 : Tun Dato Tan Cheng Lock Scholarship (Singapore)
  • 1998 : Faculty of Business Honors Scholarship (University of Southern Queensland, Australia)

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Working Papers

Teaching

  • 2019 - Present : Contemporary Issues in Asia (Executive MBA - Asian track ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2018 - Present : Asian Economies (Grande Ecole - Master in Management ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2018 - Present : International Economics (Global BBA ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2007 Development Economics ( United States of America)
  • 2007 Globalization and Its Discontents ( United States of America)
  • 2007 International Finance ( United States of America)
  • 2006 International Trade ( United States of America)
  • 2006 Introduction to Economics ( United States of America)
  • 2005 International Trade ( University of California, Santa Cruz United States of America)
  • 2004 Environmental Economics ( University of California, Santa Cruz United States of America)
  • 2004 Introductory Macroeconomics ( University of California, Santa Cruz United States of America)