Jamus LIM

Associate Professor
department: Economics
Campus de Singapour
+65 6413 9375
International Economics – Macroeconomics
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

  • 2006: PhD in International Economics (University of California United States of America)
  • 2000: Master in Economics (London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) United Kingdom)
  • 1998: BBus (Hons) Economics (major) and Computing (minor) (University of Southern Queensland Australia)
Career
Full-time academic appointments
    • 2018 – Now : Associate Professor (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
Professional appointments
    • 2014 – 2017 : Lead Economist (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority United Arab Emirates)
Other appointments
    • 2014 – 2015 : Postdoc Political Economics (Harvard University United States of America)
    • 2007 – 2012 : Senior Economist (Banque Mondiale United States of America)
Other Academic Appointments
    • 2006 – 2007 : Assistant Professor Economics (Centre College United States of America)

Grants

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

Awards

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

Journal articles

Presentations at an Academic or Professional conference

Economics

  • 2019 – Now : Contemporary Issues in Asia (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2018 – Now : Asian Economies (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2018 – Now : International Economics (ESSEC Business School Singapore)
  • 2007 – 2007 : International Finance (Centre College United States of America)
  • 2007 – 2007 : Development Economics (Centre College United States of America)
  • 2007 – 2007 : Globalization and Its Discontents (Centre College United States of America)
  • 2006 – 2006 : International Trade (Centre College United States of America)
  • 2006 – 2006 : Introduction to Economics (Centre College United States of America)
  • 2005 – 2005 : International Trade (University of California, Santa Cruz United States of America)
  • 2004 – 2004 : Introductory Macroeconomics (University of California, Santa Cruz United States of America)
  • 2004 – 2004 : Environmental Economics (University of California, Santa Cruz United States of America)
Research activities
  • Editorial Board Membership
    • 2022 – Now: Associate Editor – Statistics and Computing