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About Dr. Siew Lim

 Dr. Siew Lim

Office: Barry Hall 548

Phone: 701.231.8819

Fax: 701.231.7400

Siew Hoon Lim is an associate professor of economics. Her current research is in applied microeconomics, production economics, industrial organization, transportation and regional development. Her recent research works include transportation and air pollution, cell phone bans and traffic fatality, airlines’ economic and financial performance, and regional development and labor productivity. She received the Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012. 


ECON 105 Elements of Economics
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 341 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 410/610 Econometrics
ECON 480/680 Industrial Organization
ECON 491 Seminar
AGEC 771 Economics of Transportation

Selected Publications

Lim, SH and Y Hong. 2014. Fuel Hedging and Airline Operating Costs. Journal of Air Transport Management 36(2014): 33-40.

Lim, SH and J Chi. 2013. Are Cell Phone Laws Effective in Reducing Fatal Crashes Involving Young Drivers? Transport Policy 27(2013): 158-163.

Lim, SH and J Chi. 2013. Cell Phone Bans and Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash Rates in the United States. Journal of Public Health Policy 34(2): 197-212.

Heng, Y, SH Lim and J Chi. 2012. Toxic Air Pollutants and Trucking Productivity in the U.S. Transportation Research Part D: Transportation and Environment 17(4): 309-316.

Lim, SH and CAK Lovell. 2009. Profit and Productivity of U.S. Class I Railroads. Managerial and Decision Economics 30(7): 423-442.

Lim, SH and CAK Lovell. 2008. Short-run Total Cost Change and Productivity of U.S. Class I Railroads. Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 42(1): 155-188.

Bowker, JM, SH Lim, HK Cordell, GT Green, S Rideout-Hanzak and CY Johnson. 2008. Wildland Fire, Risk, and Recovery: Results of a National Survey with Regional and Racial Perspectives. Journal of Forestry 106(5): 268-276.

Funded Projects

Co-PI.  National Science Foundation, CNH Program (Z. Lin, PI).  A Model for Groundwater Allocation and Management at the Bakken Shale in Western North Dakota. Amount: $249,423. August 1, 2014 – July 31, 2016.

Co-PI. Delta Waterfowl Foundation (C. Wachenheim, PI). Conservation Decision Making in the Prairie Pothole Region. Amount: $20,000. March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2016.


Earl and Dorothy Foster Excellence in Teaching Award, North Dakota State University (2012)

John Godfrey Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Georgia (2002)

Edward T. Comer Fellowship, University of Georgia (2000)

Outstanding Economics Graduate Award, Bemidji State University (1999)

R.D. Decker Award, Bemidji State University (1999)


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Georgia, 2005
B.S. in Economics, Bemidji State University, 1999

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