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The disciplines in this field seek to deepen our understanding of how people behave in a wide variety of contexts and to assess the consequences of an individual, group, and societal decisions. Collectively, Social Science seeks to explain and investigate the functioning of society and address the vast array of pressing contemporary issues that affect individual and societal well-being.
- How does our broader environment affect how we develop as individuals and behave collectively in our communities?
- Why do our societies look the way they do, and why do they differ?
- What drives pervasive inequality within and across regions, and what policies and institutions affect this?
The breadth of research in Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi uses data to help historians, economists, NGOs, and governments better understand human behavior — and improve people’s lives.
ThePrint spoke to some of the biggest names in Indian intelligentsia and asked who are the brightest minds on the horizon. Rahul Sagar was identified as one of the next generation of Indian intellectuals.
Peter Van der Windt recipient of 2016 Annual Bruce Russett Award for his article, Crowdseeding in Eastern Congo: Using Cell Phones to Collect Conflict Events Data in Real Time in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
NYU Abu Dhabi Students Witness Brexit Unfold
Students engaged with former prime ministers and key politicians across Europe as part of an immersive 10-day course. Taught by American political consultant and best-selling author Frank Luntz, Europe in Crisis: Brexit and the Future of the EU, was held in London, Brussels, and Paris. Throughout the course, 16 students interacted with former prime ministers including Tony Blair and key politicians such as Michael Gove to delve deeper as Britain renegotiates its relationship with the European Union.
Social Science Faculty in the Media
Battle for tech dominance: China has appropriated the US economic playbook. Can the US reclaim it?
Ramesh Jagannathan and Pablo Hernandez-Lagos, Assistant Professor of Economics
The Times of India | Feb 12, 2019
Jobs for the boys? New study shows how career paths can be guided by gender
Ernesto Reuben, Associate Professor of Economics
The National | Nov 24, 2018
Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work
Swethaa Ballakrishnen, Faculty Fellow
Harvard Business Review | Aug 28, 2018
The Industrial Revolution could shed light on modenr productivity
Robert Allen, Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History, Social Science
The Economist | Aug 2, 2018
NYU Abu Dhabi grant winners hope to solve social issues with their research
Maitha Al Memari and Hannah Taylor
The National | May 30, 2018