Jamus Lim

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Jamus Lim

Member of the Singapore Parliament
for Sengkang GRC
Assumed office
10 July 2020
Preceded byLam Pin Min (Sengkang West SMC) (PAP)
Majority4,898 (4.24%)
Personal details
Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui

1976 (age 43–44)
Political partyWorkers' Party

Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui (born c. 1976)[1][2] 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.[3][4]

Early life and career[edit]

Lim attended Catholic High School, Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College as part of his early education in Singapore.[1] He was also a service medic in the Singapore Armed Forces during his national service in Singapore.[1]

Lim graduated from the University of Southern Queensland with a Bachelor of Business in economics.[1] 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.[5] Lim also attended Harvard University,[6][7] graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts in history.[5][8]

Upon graduation, Lim worked at the World Bank for seven years, serving in its Development Prospects Group and specialising in long-term macroeconomic projections.[9] He was also an economist at the Institute for Southeast Asian Studies and the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.[8] In 2018, he joined the Singapore-based independent investment management firm Thirdrock.[10] Prior to entering electoral politics, Lim was also an associate professor of economics at ESSEC Business School in Singapore.[11][12] On 23 July 2020, Lim was elected to the council of the Economic Society of Singapore (ESS).[13]

Political career[edit]

Lim became a member of the Workers' Party in September 2019, having previously volunteered in the party's grassroots activities.[9] 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.[14] 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.[15][16] His performance at the debate was well-received,[17][18][19] with PN Balji of The New Paper writing that he was "smelling of roses"[20] and Toh Wen Li of The Straits Times describing Lim as the "star candidate" of the Workers' Party.[21]

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,[3][22] defeating the People's Action Party in an upset victory that secured a second group representation constituency for the opposition.[23][24]

Personal life[edit]

In his younger days, Lim was a rugby player, drummer, and self-declared "Solitaire junkie".[11] He is married.[5] His first daughter was born in December 2019.[2][8]

Selected works and publications[edit]

  • 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 |journal= (help)
  • 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.


  1. ^ a b c d "Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui". The Workers' Party of Singapore. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Singapore GE2020: Profiles of Workers' Party's new candidates". The Straits Times. 26 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b "ELD | 2020 Parliamentary General Election Results". www.eld.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 10 July 2020. Retrieved 10 July 2020.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ a b c "Jamus Jerome Lim Chee Wui". Workers' Party. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  6. ^ Mokhtar, Faris; Koswanage, Niluksi (3 July 2020). "The People You Should Care About in Singapore's Election". Bloomberg News.
  7. ^ Tham, Yuen-C (30 June 2020). "Singapore GE2020: Consolidation rather than growth for opposition parties". The Straits Times.
  8. ^ a b c Lee, Loraine (26 June 2020). "GE2020: WP introduces five more candidates, including a 27-year-old social activist". Today.
  9. ^ a b Lim, Kimberly Anne (18 March 2020). "WP's potential GE candidate is an RI, Harvard and LSE grad". AsiaOne. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Investment Team". Thirdrock Group. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  11. ^ a b "ESSEC Business School | Jamus Lim – Associate Professor – ESSEC Business School". www.essec.edu. Retrieved 3 July 2020.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Ng, Keng Gene (23 July 2020). "New MP Jamus Lim elected to Economic Society of Singapore's council". The Straits Times.
  14. ^ Abu Baker, Jalelah (30 June 2020). "GE2020: PAP and WP to face off in new four-member Sengkang GRC". CNA.
  15. ^ Loh, Dylan (2 July 2020). "Singapore race gets heated over immigration and '10m population'". Nikkei Asian Review.
  16. ^ Kurohi, Rei (2 July 2020). "Singapore GE2020: WP wants to deny PAP a blank cheque, says Jamus Lim". The Straits Times.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Awang, Nabilah (2 July 2020). "GE2020: PAP's Sengkang team outlines plans for GRC, including setting up of new town council". Today.
  19. ^ Sholihyn, Ilyas (2 July 2020). "WP's Jamus Lim and PAP's Vivian Balakrishnan win over the internet after their GE2020 debate performances". AsiaOne.
  20. ^ Balji, PN (2 July 2020). "PN Balji: Jamus Lim smelling like roses after GE2020 live debate". The New Paper.
  21. ^ Toh, Wen Li (2 July 2020). "Singapore GE2020: PAP's Sengkang GRC team promises new town council, more amenities". The Straits Times.
  22. ^ "GE2020: Workers' Party wins new Sengkang GRC with 52.13% of votes". CNA. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  23. ^ "GE2020: Workers' Party claims Sengkang GRC in upset win". TODAYonline. Retrieved 11 July 2020.
  24. ^ "GE2020: WP scores stunning win in Sengkang, 2nd GRC ever to be won by opposition". sg.news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 11 July 2020.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Singapore
Preceded by
Lam Pin Min
as MP for Sengkang West SMC
Member of Parliament
for Sengkang GRC

2020 – present