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