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For Immediate Release
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012

World Bank senior economist to examine the 'Great Recession'

     Rochester, Mich. – Jamus Jerome Lim, senior economist for the World Bank, will share his examination of the political economy of the international financial crisis and the channels the led to the Great Recession of 2008 when he visits Oakland University on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

     This free Economics Advisory Board lecture, presented by Oakland University's School of Business Administration, will take place at 5 p.m. in 242 Elliott Hall and is open to the public.

     Lim will show that since the crisis, the U.S. economy has been recovering slowly and the European countries are still battling with high debt to GDP ratios. With his professional expertise and rigorous research background, he will shed light on the causes and consequences of the crisis.

     A senior economist in the World Bank's Development Prospect Group unit, Lim is also a research associate at the Santa Cruz Institute for International Economics and a research consultant for the GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group). Previously, he was an assistant professor of Economics at Centre College (Kentucky) and a research associate in the Regional Economic Studies Department at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.

     Lim's research in international economics, political economics, development economics, applied econometrics and positive political economy theory has been published in a number of academic journals, including the Journal of Policy Modeling, Economics of Transition, Journal of Bioeconomics, Journal of Economic Education, and the Journal of International Development. In addition he has presented his research at more than 30 conferences, workshops and seminars.

     For more information on the upcoming Economics Advisory Board lecture, contact Mohamad Karaki at (248) 370-3282 or For interactive and printable maps of the Oakland University campus, visit

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