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      Xi Zhi "RC" Lim ( 林熙之 )

       

      Economics

       

      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.

      Work in Progress

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

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

      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".

    • Draft Request

    • About

      Vitae: CV

      Employment

       

      Assistant Professor of Economics

      Shanghai Jiao Tong University

       (Antai College of Economics and Management)

      Education

       

      2020, PhD in Economics, Columbia University

      Advisors: Pietro Ortoleva, Mark Dean

      2014, BA in Business Economics, UCLA

      Advisor: Jernej Copic

      Chat

      • Email: rc (at) xzlim.com
      • Office Hours with appointment: Wed 10am-6pm
        (open to public, students prioritized)

      "RC"...

      approximates "Ah Xi". It is like "Bill" to a William. It brings me joy when everyone calls me by my childhood nickname, not least when the alternative is the uncertainty of how one might pronounce "Xi Zhi".

    • SJTU

      Antai Micro Theory+ WeChat Group

      Classes

    • Kuala Lumpur

      1992 - 2010

      San Francisco

      2010 - 2012

      Los Angeles

      2012 - 2014

      New York

      2014 - 2020

      2020 - present