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John Lightle

Associate Professor

Area: Economics

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B3151


  • Behavioral Economics
  • Experimental Economics
  • Financial Economics


  • John teaches master's level Mathematics for Economics, and undergraduate courses in Behavioral Economics and Contemporary Economic Issues.
  • John's research is in Behavioral Economics, Experimental Economics, and Applied Microeconomic Theory. This includes studies on economic contests, non-standard markets, strategic communication, and expert advice.

John received his Ph.D. in Economics from The Ohio State University in 2008. Prior to joining the Economics faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2015, he was an Assistant Professor at Florida State University.