A political economist, Abdul Noury considers questions of ideology, nationality, and party systems within the European Union and beyond. He is currently investigating the impact of climate change on political instability and migration. In 2007, he co-authored the landmark book, Democratic Politics in the European Parliament, which the American Political Science Association recognized with the Richard F. Fenno Prize for the best book published that year in the field of legislative studies. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers, including, "The Eurovision Song Contest – Is voting political or cultural," published recently in the European Journal of Political Economy. Noury joined NYU Abu Dhabi from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium, where he taught courses on microeconomics, public finance, European political economy, among others. While at ULB, he was research director of economics at the Institut d'Etudes Européennes. In 2004-2005, he was a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a member of the European Center for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics and the European Parliament Research Group. He is also an advisory board member of the Berkeley based VotWorld project. In 2004, he obtained a Belgian American Educational Foundation fellowship. He is a frequent consultant to the European Parliament's Campaign for Parliamentary Reform and the Migration Policy Group. Noury earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. summa cum laude in economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles.