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King Yoong Lim

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Dr. King Yoong Lim (in short, King) is an Associate Professor in Economics. Prior to joining IBSS, XJTLU in April 2022, King worked as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer with the Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University between the April of year 2018 and 2022. He has also worked as a Teaching Associate at the Lancaster University Management School. Kings primary research interest is in the area of Development Macroeconomics, Economics of Crime, Innovation Strategies (both Macro and Micro), and Energy Economics. To date, his publication includes articles in ABS3/ABDC-A (and above) journals, such as Research Policy, Energy Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Macroeconomics, BE Journal of Macroeconomics, Economic Modelling, International Journal of Finance Economics, and Scottish Journal of Political Economy. King is also an active participant in the wider research and policy community. He currently serves as an Associate Editor with the journal, Economic Issues (ABS 1; ABDC-B), having recently stepped down as the Associate Editor-in-chief, a position he has held for over two years. He is also currently an active external assessor of REF 2028 macroeconomics research output for Swansea University, UK. A three-time STC Consultant with the World Bank Group, King has previously contributed to Malaysias Capital Market Masterplan 2, National Innovation Strategy (and its associated GLC Innovation Transformation Programme), and has served as the Lead Consultant in reviewing and re-developing the Kenya Revenue Authorities’ national tax revenue forecasting framework in year 2019.

Research interests

Development Macroeconomics

Economics of Crime

Energy Climate Economics


Macroeconomics of Banking Finance


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Economics, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, 2018-2022

Teaching Associate, Lancaster University Management School, 2017-2018

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Manchester, 2015-17 (part-time)

Senior Executive, Securities Commission Malaysia, 2009-2013

Associate, Khazanah Research Investment Strategy (KRIS), Khazanah Nasional, 2011-2012 (secondment)

Management Associate, ECM Libra Investment Bank, 2008-2009

Consultant (STC), World Bank Group, Kenya Country Office, 2019 (contract)

Consultant (STC), World Bank Group, Kenya Country Office, 2018 (contract)

Consultant (STC), World Bank Group, Social Econ Dev Group, 2011 (contract)


ECO302 - Advanced Econometrics; ECO310 - Econometrics of Time Series

Awards and honours

European Economic Association (EEA) Student Travel Grant, 2017

President’s Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award, University of Manchester, 2017

Australia’s Commercial Representatives Agents Association Prize, the ANU. 2007

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Manchester, U.K. - 2017

MRes, University of Manchester, U.K. - 2017

BEc, Australian National University, AUS - 2008

PGCAP, Nottingham Trent University, U.K. - 2020

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