Sunghun Lim is an assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Texas Tech University. His research is in the areas of agricultural global value chains, agricultural trade policy, political economy, and agricultural development. His recent studies mainly look at the impacts of agricultural global value chains on structural transformation, employment growth, and international agribusiness outsourcing in both OECD and developing countries. He also investigates the unintentional political outcomes of agricultural trade disputes, the US-China trade war in particular. He is a member of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium and the International Development and Trade topic leader in the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.
Dr. Lim holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota. He received a bachelor's degree in Economics and a master's degree in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California-Davis.