|Member of the Singapore Parliament|
for Sengkang GRC
|Assumed office |
10 July 2020
|Preceded by||Lam Pin Min (Sengkang West SMC) (PAP)|
Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui
1976 (age 43–44)
|Political party||Workers' Party|
Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui (born c. 1976) is a Singaporean economist and politician. A member of the Workers' Party, he was elected into the Parliament of Singapore as a representative for the Sengkang Group Representation Constituency following the 2020 Singaporean general election.
Early life and career
Lim attended Catholic High School, Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College as part of his early education in Singapore. He was also a service medic in the Singapore Armed Forces during his national service in Singapore.
Lim graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Business in economics. He then obtained a Master of Science in economics from the London School of Economics, and went on to the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he graduated with a Master of Arts in politics and a doctorate in international economics. Lim also attended Harvard University, graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts in history.
Upon graduation, Lim worked at the World Bank for seven years, serving in its Development Prospects Group and specialising in long-term macroeconomic projections. He was also an economist at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. In 2018, he joined the Singapore-based independent investment management firm Thirdrock. Prior to entering electoral politics, Lim was also an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School in Singapore. On 23 July 2020, Lim was elected to the council of the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS).
Lim became a member of the Workers' Party in September 2019, having previously volunteered in the party's grassroots activities. On 30 June 2020, he was announced as one of the party's four members contesting the newly-formed Sengkang Group Representation Constituency as part of the 2020 Singaporean general election, alongside Raeesah Khan, He Ting Ru, and Louis Chua. The team were contesting against Lam Pin Min, Ng Chee Meng, Amrin Amin and Raymond Lye of the People's Action Party.
On 1 July 2020, Lim was engaged in a televised political debate with Francis Yuen of the Progress Singapore Party, Chee Soon Juan of the Singapore Democratic Party and Vivian Balakrishnan of the People's Action Party. His performance at the debate was well-received, with PN Balji of The New Paper writing that he was "smelling of roses" and Toh Wen Li of The Straits Times describing Lim as the "star candidate" of the Workers' Party.
On 10 July 2020, following the results of the 2020 Singaporean general election, Lim and his team were elected into the Parliament of Singapore after securing 52.13% of the votes from their constituency, defeating the People's Action Party in an upset victory that secured a second group representation constituency for the opposition.
Selected works and publications
- Yang, Tracy; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2004). "Crisis, contagion, and East Asian stock markets". Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies. 7 (1): 119–151. doi:10.1142/S0219091504000068.
- Beardsley, Kyle; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2009). "Atoms for Peace, Redux: Energy Codependency for Sustained Cooperation on the Korean Peninsula". Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 15 (1): 4. doi:10.2202/1554-8597.1129.
- Lim, Jamus Jerome (2009). "Reinstating the Rational Voter". 6 (3). Economists' Voice: 1–2. doi:10.2202/1553-3832.1476. Cite journal requires
- Lim, Jamus Jerome; Janus, Thorsten (2009). "Sticks and Carrots: Two Incentive Mechanisms Supporting Intra-Group Cooperation". Economics Letters. 102 (3): 177–180. doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2008.12.012.
- Decker, Jessica Henson; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2009). "Democracy and trade: an empirical study". Economics of Governance. 10 (2): 165–186. doi:10.1007/s10101-008-0053-8.
- Collins, Anne D.; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2010). "Recognition, Redistribution, and Liberty". Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 74 (3): 240–252. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2010.03.005.
- Lim, Jamus Jerome; Saborowski, Christian (2012). "Export diversification in a transitioning economy". Economics of Transition. 20 (2): 339–367. doi:10.1111/j.1468-0351.2011.00430.x.
- Haddad, Mona; Lim, Jamus Jerome; Pancaro, Cosimo; Saborowski, Christian (2013). "Trade openness reduces growth volatility when countries are well diversified". Journal of Monetary Economics. 46 (2): 765–790. doi:10.1111/caje.12031.
- Adams-Kane, Jonathon; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2016). "Institutional Quality Mediates the Effect of Human Capital on Economic Performance". Review of Development Economics. 20 (2): 426–442. doi:10.1111/rode.12236.
- Mohapatra, S; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2016). "The Effect of Quantitative Easing on Financial Flows to Developing Countries". Journal of International Money and Finance. 68 (1): 331–357. doi:10.1016/j.jimonfin.2016.02.009.
- Adams‐Kane, Jonathon; Caballero, Julian A; Lim, Jamus Jerome (2017). "Foreign bank behavior during financial crises". Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 49 (2–3): 351–392. doi:10.1111/jmcb.12382.
- Huidrom, Raju; Kose, Ayhan; Lim, Jamus Jerome; Ohnsorge, Franziska Lieselotte (2019). "Why do fiscal multipliers depend on fiscal positions?". Canadian Journal of Economics. doi:10.1016/j.jmoneco.2019.03.004.
- Lim, Jamus Jerome (2019). "Growth in the Shadow of Debt". Journal of Banking and Finance. 103 (1): 98–112. doi:10.1016/j.jbankfin.2019.04.002.
- "Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui". The Workers' Party of Singapore. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
- "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of Workers' Party's new candidates". The Straits Times. 26 June 2020.
- "ELD | 2020 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
- "MP | Parliament Of Singapore – Assoc Prof Dr Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui". www.parliament.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 15 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
- "Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui". Workers' Party. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
- Mokhtar, Faris; Koswanage, Niluksi (3 July 2020). "The People You Should Care About in Singapore's Election". Bloomberg News.
- Tham, Yuen-C (30 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: Consolidation rather than growth for opposition parties". The Straits Times.
- Lee, Loraine (26 June 2020). "GE2020: WP introduces five more candidates, including a 27-year-old social activist". Today.
- Lim, Kimberly Anne (18 March 2020). "WP's potential GE candidate is an RI, Harvard and LSE grad". AsiaOne. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
- "Investment Team". Thirdrock Group. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
- "ESSEC Business School | Jamus Lim – Associate Professor – ESSEC Business School". www.essec.edu. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
- Yuen, Sin; Toh, Wen Li (3 April 2020). "Singapore GE: PAP, WP line-ups for new Sengkang GRC appear to be taking shape". The Straits Times.
- Ng, Keng Gene (23 July 2020). "New MP Jamus Lim elected to Economic Society of Singapore's council". The Straits Times.
- Abu Baker, Jalelah (30 June 2020). "GE2020: PAP and WP to face off in new four-member Sengkang GRC". CNA.
- Loh, Dylan (2 July 2020). "Singapore race gets heated over immigration and '10m population'". Nikkei Asian Review.
- Kurohi, Rei (2 July 2020). "Singapore GE2020: WP wants to deny PAP a blank cheque, says Jamus Lim". The Straits Times.
- Mendonca, Suman Priya (2 July 2020). "Singapore GE2020: WP's Jamus Lim Wins Hearts Post Debate; Fans Amazed by His Degrees, Vocabulary". International Business Times.
- Awang, Nabilah (2 July 2020). "GE2020: PAP's Sengkang team outlines plans for GRC, including setting up of new town council". Today.
- Sholihyn, Ilyas (2 July 2020). "WP's Jamus Lim and PAP's Vivian Balakrishnan win over the internet after their GE2020 debate performances". AsiaOne.
- Balji, PN (2 July 2020). "PN Balji: Jamus Lim smelling like roses after GE2020 live debate". The New Paper.
- Toh, Wen Li (2 July 2020). "Singapore GE2020: PAP's Sengkang GRC team promises new town council, more amenities". The Straits Times.
- "GE2020: Workers' Party wins new Sengkang GRC with 52.13% of votes". CNA. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
- "GE2020: Workers' Party claims Sengkang GRC in upset win". TODAYonline. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
- "GE2020: WP scores stunning win in Sengkang, 2nd GRC ever to be won by opposition". sg.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
|Parliament of Singapore|
Lam Pin Min
as MP for Sengkang West SMC
| Member of Parliament
for Sengkang GRC
2020 – present