J. Jobu Babin

I am a behavioral microeconomist interested in experimental and quantitative methods, insights from cognitive science, and data analytics. I currently hold the Cecil P. McDonough Endowed Professorship and serve as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Illinois University.

In my research, I seek to understand the determinants of pro-social choice, why people lie or misreport on the job, motivated/distorted beliefs, and the role of norms, stereotypes, and discrimination in economic decision-making.

I currently teach Game Theory, Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Experimental Economics and Primary Data Collection, and Econometrics on the graduate and undergraduate levels, and have developed a bevy of other classes. I serve on the MBA, Business Analytics, and Economics Graduate Committees, and have a demonstrated commitment to guiding student research.