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King Yooung Lim

King Lim

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Applied Economics and Policy (Research Group) Department of Economics

Role

Dr King Lim is a Lecturer in Economics, he specialises in Economic Growth and Development Macroeconomics.

Effective January 20, 2020, King is also serving as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Economic Issues.

Career overview

Dr King Yoong Lim obtained his PhD Economics from the University of Manchester in 2017, where he was also awarded the President's Doctoral Scholar medal. He joined the Nottingham Business School since mid-April 2018, and currently holds an Associate Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy UK. Effective January 20, 2020, King is also serving as the Associate Editor-in-Chief for the journal, Economic Issues.

Prior to his academic career, King used to work as a professional economist with the Securities Commission of Malaysia and the research arm of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional.  During that period, he has contributed to Malaysia’s second Capital Market Masterplan, the National Innovation Strategy, and its GLC Innovation Transformation Programme.

Past Roles

  • Teaching Associate, Lancaster University Management School;
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester;
  • Senior Executive/Economist, Securities Commission Malaysia;
  • Associate, Khazanah Nasional;
  • Consultant (STC), The World Bank Group.

Research areas

  • Applied Development Economics
  • Economic Growth
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economics of Crime

External activity

Reviewer: Manchester School, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Economic Modelling, Economic Issues, and Singapore Economic Review

Publications

Journal article

JIA, P. and LIM, K.Y., 2020. The stabilization role of police spending in a neo-Keynesian economy with credit market imperfections. Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Early View. ISSN 1467-9485.

JIA, P. and LIM, K.Y., 2020. Tax Policy and Toxic Housing Bubbles in China. The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, Ahead of Print. ISSN 1935-1690.

JIA, P., LIM, K.Y. and RAZA, A., 2020. Crime, different taxation, police spending and embodied human capital. The Manchester School, 88(5), pp. 664-698. ISSN 1467-9957.

LIM, K.Y. and MORRIS, D., 2020. The economics of the illicit drugs-for-guns trade and growth. Economic Modelling, 91, pp. 218-232. ISSN 0264-9993.

LIM, K.Y. and RAZA, A., 2020. Domestic industrial learning externalities of innovation and imitation: Informing industrial policy with Cross-country evidence. Economic Issues, 24(1), pp. 61-85. ISSN 1363-7029.

LIM, K.Y., 2020. Equity market performance and public debt: An empirical investigation. New Zealand Economic Papers, 54(1), pp. 16-38. ISSN 0077-9954.

LIM, K.Y., 2020. Assessing the double-edged sword of using imitation as a stepping stone to innovation: a case of Malaysia's K-Economy Puzzle. The Singapore Economic Review, 65(1), Special Issue on Economic Growth, pp. 131-159. ISSN 0217-5908.

LIM, K.Y., 2019. Industrial transformation with heterogeneous labour and foreign experts. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 23(8), pp. 3225-3266. ISSN 1365-1005.

LIM, K.Y., 2019. Modelling the dynamics of corruption and unemployment with heterogeneous labour. Economic Modelling, 79(C), pp. 98-117. ISSN 0264-9993.

AGÉNOR, P.-R. and LIM, K.Y., 2018. Unemployment, growth and welfare effects of labor market reforms. Journal of Macroeconomics, 58(C), pp. 19-38. ISSN 0164-0704.

Authored book

LIM, K.Y. and ZEUFACK, A.G., 2013. Can Malaysia achieve innovation-led growth? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Khazanah Nasional Berhad. ISBN 9789671143513

Working paper

LIM, K.Y. and ZHANG, S., 2020. Commodity Shocks and Optimal Fiscal Management of Resource Revenue in an Economy with State-owned Enterprises. NBS Economics Discussion Paper 2020/02, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.

LIM, K.Y. and MORRIS, D., 2020. Learning Before and After the Global Crisis: Firm-level Innovation in Latin America. NBS Economics Discussion Paper 2020/01, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.

ALPASLAN, B., LIM, K.Y. and SONG, Y., 2019. The dynamics of health care and growth: A model with physician in dual practice. CAMA Working Papers 2019-05, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University.

LIM, K.Y. and MORRIS, D., 2019. Modeling the drugs and guns trade in a two-country model with endogenous growth. NBS Economics Discussion Paper 2019/01, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.

LIM, K.Y. and JIA, P., 2019. Police spending and economic stabilization in a monetary economy with crime and differential human capital. NBS Economics Discussion Paper 2019/02, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham Business School, Economics Division.

LIM, K.Y., JIA, P. and RAZA, A., 2018. Crime, human capital, and the impact of different taxation. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

LIM, K.Y. and RAZA, A., 2017. Variety expansion redux: a cross-country estimation of the spillover effects of innovation and imitation. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

LIM, K.Y., 2017. The dynamics of corruption and unemployment in a growth model with heterogeneous labour. Lancaster: Lancaster University, Department of Economics.

LIM, K.Y. and AGÉNOR, P.-R., 2017. Unemployment, growth and welfare effects of labor market reforms.Manchester: University of Manchester, Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research.

LIM, K.Y., 2015. Industrial transformation with heterogeneous FDI and human capital. Manchester: University of Manchester, Centre for Growth and Business Cycle Research.