Kian-Ping Lim is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, Malaysia. He holds a B.B.A. (Hons.) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and a M.Sc. (Financial Economics) from Universiti Putra Malaysia. His PhD research (Oct 2005-Sept 2009, Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics, Monash University), under the supervision of Prof. Robert Brooks and Prof. Paul Jae Kim, explores three empirical issues on the information efficiency of stock markets- nonlinearity, relative efficiency and evolving efficiency. A comprehensive review of this emerging strand of research is summarized in his 2011 JES paper.
Despite not having a first degree in economics, his research is largely published in mainstream economics and finance journals. Among them are Applied Economics Series (Applied Economics, Applied Financial Economics, Applied Economics Letters and Applied Financial Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis), Economic Modelling (Elsevier), Economics Letters (Elsevier), Emerging Markets Review (Elsevier), Journal of Economic Surveys (Wiley-Blackwell), Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Saga), Journal of Empirical Finance (Elsevier), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (Elsevier), Journal of Policy Modeling (Elsevier), International Review of Financial Analysis (Elsevier), Macroeconomic Dynamics (Cambridge University Press), Manchester School (Wiley-Blackwell), North American Journal of Economics and Finance (Elsevier), Research in International Business and Finance (Elsevier) and Singapore Economic Review (World Scientific).
Currently, he is the Managing Editor for Malaysian Journal of Economic Studies (flagship publication of the Malaysian Economic Association), and associate editor for Capital Markets Review (flagship publication of the Malaysian Finance Association) and International Journal of Economics & Management. In terms of administration, he serves as the Deputy Dean (Research & Development) at the Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya (Aug 2016-).