Justin Downs

PhD

Dr Justin Downs.

Justin Downs

PhD

Justin Downs

PhD

Research Interests

Microeconomic Theory, Game Theory, Information Economics, Mechanism Design, Behavioral Economics

Contact Information

Fronczak Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-1520

jrdowns@buffalo.edu

About

Justin Downs is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Buffalo.  His primary field of interest is Behavioral Contract Theory, which is the study of how the confluence of asymmetric information and imperfectly rational decision-making interact to effect the structure and efficiency of organization and markets.  His current research agenda is focused  on understanding the effect of overconfidence on asymmetric information problems.  ​His teaching experience includes course such as Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Game Theory, and Contract Theory.  

Education

  • BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Missouri, 2012
  • MA, Economics, University of Missouri, 2014
  • PhD, Economics, University of Washington, 2020