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Claire Lim

Assistant Professor

Uris Hall, Room 436
clairelim@cornell.edu
607-255-3995

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2008

M.A. in Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 2004

B.A. in Economics and Political Science, Seoul National University, Summa Cum Laude, 2002

Website(s)

Departments/Programs

  • Economics

Graduate Fields

  • Economics

Research

  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Industrial Organization
  • Health Economics

Research Statement

Courses

Publications

“Dynamic Natural Monopoly Regulation: Time Inconsistency, Moral Hazard, and Political Environments” (with Ali Yurukoglu) Forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy – Feb 2018 Issue

          -  Supplementary material for “Dynamic Natural Monopoly Regulation”

Infrastructure Investment and Regulation: Evidence from the U.S. Electricity Distribution Sector” (with Ali Yurukoglu) 2017. Microeconomic Insights

Do Judges’ Characteristics Matter? Ethnicity, Gender, and Partisanship in Texas State Trial Courts ” (with Bernardo Silveira and James Snyder) American Law and Economics Review, 2016, 18 (2), pp. 302-357 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/aler/ahw006)

Media Influence on Courts: Evidence from Civil Case Adjudication”, American Law and Economics Review, 2015, 17(1), pp.87-126

Is More Information Always Better? Party Cues and Candidate Quality in U.S. Judicial Elections” (with James Snyder)
(Previous Title: Elections and the Quality of Public Officials: Evidence from the U.S. State Courts”)
Journal of Public Economics 2015, Vol 128, pp.107-123 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2015.04.006

- Supplementary material for “Is More Information Always Better? Party Cues and Candidate Quality in U.S. Judicial Elections”

The Judge, the Politician, and the Press: Newspaper Coverage and Criminal Sentencing across Electoral Systems” (with James Snyder and David Stromberg),  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2015, 7 (4), pp.103-135

- Supplementary material for “The Judge, The Politician, and the Press”
- Featured in the American Economic Association Research Highlights: https://www.aeaweb.org/research/how-do-politicians-respond.php 

Preferences and Incentives of Appointed and Elected Public Officials”, American Economic Review, 2013, 103 (4), pp.1360-1397

     - Supplementary material for “Preferences and Incentives of Appointed and Elected Public Officials” 
 

Working Papers:

The Political Economy of Medicaid: Ideology, Eligibility, and the Consequences of Cost-Saving Measures” (with Jee Hun Choi)

What is Behind the Size Effect? The Role of Large Hospitals in the Medicaid DSH Program”, (with Jee Hun Choi), under review.

- Supplementary material for “What is Behind the Size Effect? The Role of Large Hospitals in the Medicaid DSH Program”

U.S. Electric Utilities and Deregulation: Trends, States' Choice, and Political Environments” R&R.