Hosted by Economics faculty within the Social Science division at NYU Abu Dhabi, the economics seminar series is a weekly forum for economic researchers from global academic and finance backgrounds to discuss new theoretical and empirical insights.

All events are held at 5:15pm on NYU Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat campus. Please contact Social Science adminstrative staff for further information.

  1. Tom Stuart Wilkening (University of Melbourne) presents

  2. Diego Moreno (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) presents

  3. Enrique Fatas (University of East Anglia) presents

  4. Myrna Wooders (Vanderbilt University) presents

  5. Santiago Oliveros (University of Essex) presents

  6. Frans van Winden (Amsterdam School of Economics) presents

  7. Arpad Abraham (EUI) presents

  8. Russell Cooper (Penn State) presents

  9. Libertad Gonzalez Luna (UPF) presents

  10. Ruediger Bachmann (University of Notre Dame) presents "What Drives Aggregate Investment? Evidence from German Survey Data"

  11. Ying Fang (University of Michigan) presents

  12. Yves Zenou (Monash University) presents

  13. Oscar Jordá (UC Davis and San Francisco Fed) presents

  14. Simon Quinn (University of Oxford) presents "Self-employment, Capital and Job Search in Urban Ghana: Evidence from a Structural Model"

  15. Antonio Rosato (University of Technology Sydney) presents Loss Aversion and Competition in Vickrey Auctions: Money Ain't no Good

  16. William A. Barnett (The University of Kansas) presents

  17. Yu Zheng (EUI) presents "Consumption Insurance in China"

  18. Vijay Krishna (Penn State) presents "Communication and Cooperation in Repeated Games."

  19. Kala Krishna (Penn State) presents "Trade and Minimum Wages in General Equilibrium: Theory and Evidence"

  20. Alp Atacan (Koc University) presents TBA

  21. Michael Gechter (Penn State University) presents TBA

  22. Klarita Gerxhani (EUI) presents TBA

  23. Arthur Shram (UVA) presents TBA

  24. Arno Riedl (Maastricht University) presents TBA

  25. Andrea Attar (Touluse School of Economics) presents TBA

  26. Basit Zafar (NY Fed) presents TBA

  27. Ludovic Renou (University of Essex) presents TBA

  28. Madhav Chadrashekar (UC Davis) presents TBA

Political Science


The Political Science Seminar Series is a forum for the presentation of ongoing work by NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and external faculty from across the world. Having evolved from NYU Abu Dhabi's close-knit intellectual community as a weekly forum for scholars to exchange ideas and present fresh research the seminar series offers a rigorous and critical academic environment. The methodological and substantive range is broad ranging from empirical works in comparative politics to formal theory.

All events are held at 5:15pm on NYU Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat campus. Please contact Social Science adminstrative staff for further information.

  1. Andrew Beath (World Bank) presents "Can Aid Counter an Insurgency? Experimental Evidence of the Effect of the National Solidarity Program on Conflict in Afghanistan"

  2. Pablo Pinto (University of Houston) presents

  3. Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University) presents "Trust and Property Rights”

  4. Massimo Morelli (Bocconi University) presents “A Dynamic Theory of Secession and Conflict”

  5. Alastair Smith (NYU) presents "Political Instability: The King is Dying"

  6. Nils Weidmann (University of Konstanz) presents “The Internet and Mass Protest in Autocracies"

  7. Arturas Rozenas (NYU) presents TBA

  8. Alexander Kirshner (Duke) presents TBA

  9. Adrienne Lebas (American University) presents TBA

  10. Simon Chauchard (Dartmouth College) presents ""Who Brokers the Vote in Rural India? Inferences from a Cross-referencing Survey"

  11. Rabia Malik (NYUAD) presents TBA

  12. Noam Lupu (Vanderbilt University) presents “Affluence and Congruence”

  13. Desha Girod (Georgetown University) presents "Origins of the Oil Curse"

  14. Michael Laver (NYU) presents "Government formation as logrolling"

  15. Brian Min (U Mich) presents TBA

  16. Nolan McCarty (Princeton) presents TBA

  17. Neal Beck presents "Data Science and Social Science: Is Being Able to Recognize Cats Useful for Social Scientists?”

Social Research and Public Policy


The Social Research and Public Policy seminar series provides a forum for the NYUAD community to exchange ideas and findings with top scholars from around the world. Scholars with disciplinary backgrounds in Sociology, Public Policy, and related fields present a methodologically and substantively diverse range of research. Much of the research featured brings social science to bear on contemporary global social issues and ongoing policy developments and debates.

All events are held on NYU Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat campus. Please contact Social Science adminstrative staff for further information.

  1. Andrea Krizsan (Central European University, Center for Policy Studies) presents

  2. Omar Lizardo (University of Notre Dame) presents "Schematic Logics and Patterns of Culture Choice: Linking Cognition and Action in the Sociology of Taste"

  3. Rogers Brubaker (UCLA) presents “Thinking with Trans: Gender, Race, and the Micropolitics of Identity”

  4. Neil Fligstein (UC Berkeley) presents "Seeing like the Fed: Culture, Cognition, and Framing and the Failure to Anticipate the Financial Crisis of 2008"

  5. Carrie Wickham (Emory) presents "From Morsi to Sisi: Democratic Breakdown and the Legacies of Authoritarian Rule in Egypt"

  6. Tiffany Joseph (Stony Brook University) presents TBA

  7. Katherine Stovel (University of Washington) presents "Social Structure and Public Opinion Change"

  8. Tomás Jiménez (Stanford University) presents "The Other Side of Assimilation: Immigration and the Changing American Experience"