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    "RC" Xi Zhi Lim ( 林熙之 )

     

    Economics

     

    Microeconomic Theory ( ) Behavioral Economics

  • Hi!

    Employment [12/30/2019]

     

    Assistant Professor of Economics

    Antai College of Economics and Management

     Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大学)

     

    (Starting Fall 2020)

    Education

     

    2020, PhD in Economics, Columbia University

    Advisors: Pietro Ortoleva, Mark Dean

    2014, BA in Business Economics, UCLA

    Advisor: Jernej Copic

    Background

     

    Born: 1992, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Languages: (Native) Malay, English, Mandarin

    (Basic) Cantonese, Indonesian

    Chat

     

    Email: rc (at) xzlim.com

    Office Hours: By Appointment Only

     

  • Research

    Abstracts

     

    I study how people make decisions. I do so by characterizing and investigating the equivalence between (theoretical) models and (empirical) behaviors to further our understanding of both.

    Working Papers

    Ordered-Reference Dependent Choice Download

        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.

    Attention Across Time: Rationality in Sequence of Choices 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".

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  • Teaching

     

    Teaching Assistant for:

    Microeconomic Analysis I

    Graduate | Columbia University

    (Decision Theory, General Equilibrium)

     

    Fall 2016, P. Ortoleva, B. Salanie

    Fall 2018, B. Salanie

    Microeconomic Analysis II

    Graduate | Columbia University

    (Game Theory, Contract Theory, Mechanism Design)

     

    Spring 2017, M. Dean

    Spring 2018, Q. Liu, N. Kartik

    Spring 2019, G. Noldeke, N. Kartik

    Intermediate Microeconomics

    Undergrad | Columbia University

     

    Spring 2016, Q. Liu

    Fall 2017, Q. Liu

     

    Intermediate Macroeconomics

    Undergrad | Columbia University

     

    Spring 2015, J. Arifovic

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    Kuala Lumpur

    1992 - 2010

    San Francisco

    2010 - 2012

    Los Angeles

    2012 - 2014

    New York

    2014 - 2020

  • Shanghai

    2020 - present