Sunghun Lim, an expert in global agricultural value chains, has been named an assistant professor in agribusiness with Texas Tech University's Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. Lim's research centers on the interaction between agricultural supply chains, international trade, risk analysis, and development. The major focus of his research is studying how global agricultural value chains affect national economic outcomes, such as structural transformation, employment, food security, and international trade.
His other research interest is understanding the ways in which farmers' risk attitudes toward uncertainty affect strategic agribusiness management, in the context of contract farming, crop diversification, food security, and supply chains. Lim received a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California-Davis. His doctorate in applied economics is from the University of Minnesota.