Saturday 21 Apr 2018 | 15:28 | SYDNEY
Saturday 21 Apr 2018 | 15:28 | SYDNEY


Darren Lim

Darren Lim received his PhD from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in June 2014. His research interests focus on international relations and public policy, specifically policy dilemmas which involve issues of security strategy and international political economy. He is currently a Visitor in the Department of International Relations in the Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific.

Darren's PhD dissertation and current research agenda focus on two central questions. First, whether and how economic interdependence in East Asia today might make states vulnerable to influence or coercion through economic channels. In other words, how much political leverage can be obtained through international trade and investment relationships? The second question asks whether or not economic interdependence can affect states' security choices: how do states manage conflicts between their economic and security interests? This is the dilemma currently felt by many states in Asia today which have robust security ties with the United States and deep economic links with China.

Darren also holds a Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) from the Woodrow Wilson School (2009) and Bachelor’s degrees in Economics (with First Class Honors) and Law (with First Class Honors) from Monash University. Prior to his postgraduate studies Darren worked as a corporate lawyer and as Associate (Law-Clerk) to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia. He has also been a researcher at the International Crisis Group, lectured economics at Princeton University and been a teaching assistant (tutor) for various classes in econometrics (at Princeton) and economics (Monash). 

Articles by Darren Lim (2)