Jamus Lim biography | Jamus Lim: Jamus Lim biography, Jamus Lim was born on 1976. Jamus Lim is an associate professor in the Economics Department at the Asia-Pacific campus of ESSEC Business School, as well as the chief economist of ThirdRock Group, an independent investment advisory. My research interests lie at the intersection of international economics and formal political economy, although I have also ventured (stumbled?) into different aspects of international development, comparative politics, information and communications technology, and global economic history.
Jamus Lim attended Catholic High School, Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College as part of his early education in Singapore. He was also a service medic in the Singapore Armed Forces during his national service in Singapore. Lim graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Business in economics. He then obtained a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics, and went on to the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in politics and a doctorate in international economics. Lim also attended Harvard University, graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts.
Upon graduation, Lim worked at the World Bank for seven years, serving in its Development Prospects Group and specialising in long-term macroeconomic projections. He was also an economist at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. In 2018, he joined the Singapore-based independent investment management firm Thirdrock. Prior to entering electoral politics, Lim was also an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. On 23 July 2020, Lim was elected to the council of the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS).