Biographical Information

Jamus Lim is an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School, one of the top business schools in Europe, and the chief economist of the ThirdRock Group, a leading independent investment management firm overseeing more than 2.5 billion in assets. Prior to his return to academia, he was 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 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 television outlets such as CNA. 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 trails, gym, kitchen, and cellar (typically in reverse order).