Claire's primary interest lies in empirical research in political economy. Her research investigates how characteristics of political environments and the design of government institutions interact with the behavior of public officials, the conduct of regulated industries, and social welfare. She has conducted such investigations in three contexts: the behavior of judges in U.S. state courts, regulation of the U.S. energy industry, and government subsidies and pricing in the U.S. health care system.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She was on the faculty of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Department of Economics at Cornell University. She was also a CSDP fellow at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.
- Lim C., Snyder J. "What Shapes the Quality and Behavior of Government Officials? Institutional Variation in Selection and Retention Methods", Annual Review of Economics, Vol. 13 (forthcoming).
- Lim C., Yurukoglu A. (2018) "Dynamic Natural Monopoly Regulation: Time Inconsistency, Moral Hazard, and Political Environments", Journal of Political Economy, 126 (1) pp. 263-312
- Lim C., Yurukoglu A. (2018) "Infrastructure Investment and Regulation: Evidence from the U.S. Electricity Distribution Sector", Microeconomic Insights
- Lim C., Silveira B., Snyder J. (2016) "Do Judges’ Characteristics Matter? Ethnicity, Gender, and Partisanship in Texas State Trial Courts", American Law and Economics Review, 18 (2), pp. 302-357
- Lim C. (2015) "Media Influence on Courts: Evidence from Civil Case Adjudication", American Law and Economics Review, 17(1), pp.87-126
- Lim C., Snyder J. (2015) "Is More Information Always Better? Party Cues and Candidate Quality in U.S. Judicial Elections" (Previous Title: Elections and the Quality of Public Officials: Evidence from the U.S. State Courts”) Journal of Public Economics, Vol 128, pp.107-123
- Lim C., Snyder J., Stromberg D. (2015) "The Judge, the Politician, and the Press: Newspaper Coverage and Criminal Sentencing across Electoral Systems", American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7 (4), pp.103-135
- Lim C. (2013) "Preferences and Incentives of Appointed and Elected Public Officials", The American Economic Review, 103 (4), pp.1360-1397