J. Jobu Babin

I am an applied microeconomist interested in experimental and quantitative methods, as well as insights from cognitive science, that explain policy-relevant deviations from standard theory. My areas of specialization are experimental economics, behavioral economics and game theory, and labor and discrimination economics. I am currently 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, and how people use communication, norms, and stereotypes in economic decision-making.

I currently teach Game Theory on the graduate and undergraduate levels, Microeconomics, Managerial Economics, Experimental Economics and Data Collection, and Econometrics, and have developed a bevy of advanced classes. I also serve as the Economics and Decision Sciences Graduate Seminar Coordinator and have a commitment to guiding student research.