Dr. Sokchea Lim

Boler College of Business

John Carroll University




2013 Ph.D., Economics, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, USA

2006 M.A., International Development, International University of Japan, Japan

2001 M.Sc., Economics, Royal University of Law and Economics, Cambodia

Publications (Selected)

  1. “Migrant Labor and Remittances: Macroeconomic Consequences and Policy Responses” (with AKM Mahbub Morshed and Stephen J. Turnovsky) – forthcoming in Journal of Human Capital.
  2. “Culture and Income across Countries: Evidence from Family Ties” (with Simran K. Kahai and Channary Khun) – forthcoming in Journal of Economic Studies.
  3. “Policy to Promote Overseas Migrant Work: A Macro-Dynamic Framework” Mathematical Social Sciences, January 2021, 109, 113-125.
  4. “Why Do U.S. Parents Prefer Private to Foster Care Adoptions? The Role of Adoption Subsidies, Gender, Race, and Special Needs” (with Channary Khun and Sajal Lahiri) Economic Inquiry, October 2020, 58(4), 1757-1782.
  5. “Dynamics of Immigrant Assimilation: Lessons from Immigrants' Trust” (with AKM Mahbub Morshed) Journal of Economic Studies, 2019, 46 (3), 518-532.
  6. “On the Importance of Chinese Investment in Africa” (with Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsou) Review of Development Finance, June 2018, 8 (1), 63-73.
  7. “Trust and Macroeconomic Performance: A Two-Step Approach” (with AKM Mahbub Morshed and Channary Khun) Economic Modelling, January 2018, 68, 293-305.
  8. “International Migration, Workers’ Remittances and Permanent Income Hypothesis” (Hem C. Basnet) World Development, August 2017, 96, 438-450.
  9. “Fiscal Policy in a Small Open Economy with Cross-Border Labor Mobility” (with AKM Mahbub Morshed) Journal of Macroeconomics, June 2017, 52, 147-174.
  10. “What Have Remittances Done to Development? Evidence from the Caribbean Community and Common Market” (with Walter O. Simmons) Review of Black Political Economy, 2016, 43 (3), 343-361.
  11. “Technological Progress and Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Telecommunications Infrastructure” (with Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsou and Samuel Mathey) International Advances in Economic Research, 2016, 22 (1), 65-75.
  12. “An Empirical Analysis of Remittance Flows into West African Economic and Monetary Union: A Panel Time Series Approach” (with Ficawoyi Donou-Adonsou) Applied Economics, 2016, 48 (11), 1018-1029.
  13. “International Migration, Migrant Stock, and Remittances: Reexamining the Motivations to Remit” (with AKM Mahbub Morshed), Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, August 2015, 57, 101-115.
  14. “Do Remittances Promote Economic Growth in the Caribbean Community and Common Market?” (with Walter O. Simmons), Journal of Economics and Business, 2015, 77, 42-59.
  15. “Do People Really Support Trade Restrictions? Cross-Country Evidence” (with Channary Khun and Sajal Lahiri) Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2015, 24 (1), 132-146.
  16. “Money Demand in Australia: Which Monetary Aggregate Matters?” (with Channary Khun), Economic Papers, 2014, 31 (1), 95-103.
  17. “A Local Currency in a Dollarized Economy” Modern Economy, 2012, 3 (5), 671-674.
  18. “U.S. Bilateral Trade Deficits with China and Japan: The Role of Japanese Direct Investment” (with Channary Khun), Empirical Economics Letters, 2011, 10 (6), 527-534.
  19. “Bilateral Investment Treaties, Political Risk and Foreign Direct Investment” (as Sokchea Kim), Asia Pacific Journal of Economics & Business, 2007, 11, 6-24.

Book Chapter

“International Migration and Foreign Direct Investment in a Macro-Dynamic Model of Two Small Open Economies” forthcoming in Robert M. Sauer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Migration (2021). World Scientific.

Book Review

“Review of Sri Lanka’s Remittance Economy: A Multiscalar Analysis of Migration-Underdevelopment”, International Migration Review, 2020, 54 (4), 1281-1283.

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