• Xi Zhi "RC" Lim ( 林熙之 )




      Microeconomic Theory ⋂ Behavioral Economics
    • Research

      I specialize in decision theory!

      Working Papers

      Ordered-Reference Dependent Choice Paper, Slides, arXiv (to cite)

          studies structural violations (e.g. non-EU, present bias) as related to WARP violations through reference dependence; agent is more risk averse (resp. impatient, altruistic) when safer (resp. sooner, fairer) options are available but not necessarily chosen.

      Avoidable Risk: An Experiment on Context-Dependent Risk Aversion (with Silvio Ravaioli) Paper

          studies changes in risk attitude when the amount of risk a subject can take / avoid is increased; avoidable risk increases risk aversion.

      Work in Progress

      Choice and Attention Over Time Draft

          characterizes how past choices influence future choices through attention; agent is aware of chosen alternatives and always considers them; WARP violation self-resolves over time; "long-run rationality".

    • About

      Vitae: CV



      Assistant Professor of Economics

      Shanghai Jiao Tong University

       (Antai College of Economics and Management)



      2020, PhD in Economics, Columbia University

      Advisors: Pietro Ortoleva, Mark Dean

      2014, BA in Business Economics, UCLA

      Advisor: Jernej Copic


      • Email: rc (at) xzlim.com
      • Office Hours by appointment: Wednesday
      • Office Hours by walk-in: syllabus

      Last: Lim; First: Xi Zhi


      "RC" approximates "Ah Xi". It is like "Bill" to a William. Just call me RC.


    • Teaching

    • Antai Micro Theory+ WeChat Group


    • Kuala Lumpur

      1992 - 2010

      San Francisco

      2010 - 2012

      Los Angeles

      2012 - 2014

      New York

      2014 - 2020

      2020 - present