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Claire Lim

Associate Professor, Business, Economics and Public Policy

Claire Lim

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Her research investigates how characteristics of political environments and the design of government institutions interact with the behavior of public officials, the conduct of regulated industries, and social welfare. She has been conducting such investigations in various contexts: the behavior of judges in U.S. state courts, regulation of the U.S. energy industry, and the operation of the U.S. health care system. Her current research agenda also includes transportation infrastructure in the U.S. and the role of political networks in fiscal allocation in China.

Her research has been published in the prestigious general interest journals and top field journals in economics, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Annual Review of Economics, American Economic Journal - Applied Economics, and Journal of Public Economics.

She currently serves as an associate editor of Cambridge Elements in Law, Economics and Politics. She has also served as a panel member of Economic Policy, an economic journal that focuses on global policy issues.

Her teaching experiences include a broad range of subjects and audiences, ranging from non-market strategy for MBA students to econometric theory and applied econometrics for PhD, Masters, and undergraduate students. At Ivey, she teaches the Global Macroeconomics for Managers in the HBA program.

She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. She has been on the faculty of Stanford University, Cornell University, and Queen Mary University of London (UK). She has also been a CSDP fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. She is currently a research fellow of the Center for Economic Policy Research, one of the most prominent scholarly networks of economists.


  • Global Macroeconomics for Managers, HBA Program

Programs Taught

  • HBA


  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. Seoul National University

Honours & Awards

  • AER Excellence in Refereeing Award
  • W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellowship, Hoover Institution
  • CSDP Fellowship, Princeton University
  • Young Scholar Award, KAEA
  • Sheng-Larkin Sesquicentennial Fellowship, Cornell University
  • Vice Provost’s Faculty Research Grant, Stanford University
  • DDRI Grant, National Science Foundation
  • W.P. Carey Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in Economics, University of Pennsylvania


  • Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University
  • Assistant Professor and Sheng-Larkin Sesquicentennial Fellow, Department of Economics at Cornell University
  • CSDP Fellow, Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University
  • National Fellow, Hoover Institution at Stanford University
  • Visiting Scholar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor of Economics, Queen Mary University of London (UK)

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