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World Bank Senior Economist presents the Case of the Great Recession Nov. 6

Monday, October 22, 2012
World Bank Senior Economist presents the Case of the Great Recession Nov. 6

Dr. Jamus Jerome Lim, senior economist, World Bank, examines the political economy of the international financial crisis and the channels the led to the Great Recession of 2008 in the this Economics Advisory Board Lecture presented by Oakland University’s School of Business Administration.  The free lecture, “The Political Economy of International Financial Crisis” (aka The Case of the Great Recession) is 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in 242 Elliott Hall. It is open to the public.

Since the crisis, the US economy has been recovering slowly and the European countries are still battling with high debt to GDP ratios. Dr. Lim, with his professional expertise and rigorous research background, will shed light on the causes and consequences of the crisis.

A Senior Economist at the World Bank in the 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, Lim 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 received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and his Master of Science in Economics from London School of Economics. His research interests are International Economics, Political Economics, Development Economics, Applied Econometrics and Positive Political Economy Theory. His research 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 to publishing in scholarly journals, Lim has presented his research at more than 30 conferences, workshops and seminars. Last March, he received a $68,000 research support grant from the World Bank to promote his research in International Economics.