2018 - 2019

Nov 13 to Nov 15, 2018

Workshop on The Frontiers of Research in Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries

This workshop will bring together leading researchers, PhD candidates from top institutions in US/Europe, and excellent scholars from low-income countries of interest for presentations and discussion on the frontiers in our understanding of, and the open questions most in need of attention in, private enterprise development in the global south.

Dec 12 to Dec 12, 2018

Macroeconomic fluctuations with frictional labor and goods markets: Theory and Data

The focus will be on the general equilibrium interaction between goods market and labor markets, in a way reminiscent to the Keynesian mechanisms but in the most modern quantitative economic analysis and with a particular focus on policy multipliers (fiscal multipliers, financial multipliers) and the process of data collection based on consumer surveys, bar-codes, and the new analysis of job creation and destruction pioneered by Davis and Haltiwanger.

Jan 18 to Jan 20, 2019


The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) meetings are held in four regional sub-groups each fall and in a national meeting each spring. Participants are advanced graduate students and faculty studying political economy in Africa. The meeting is co-organized by the national WGAPE.

This will be the fourth WGAPE meeting hosted by NYU Abu Dhabi.

Jan 21 to Jan 23, 2019


Please check the following link for announcements concerning WESSI Workshops in 2019-20.

Jan 24 to Jan 26, 2019

Asia Pacific Economic Conference

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Feb 16 to Feb 18, 2019

Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS-NYUAD)

AALIMS is an organization of scholars aimed at promoting “analytic research of Muslim societies, with a focus on the roles of culture and religion in social, economic, and political trends in both the past and the present.” Previous workshop venues include Duke (2010), Harvard (2011), Stanford (2012, 2016), Rice (2013), Princeton (2014, 2015, 2018), Oxford (2015), and Pomona (2017).

NYUAD will join this group of elite academic institutions to provide a forum for the discussion and critical evaluation of research in political economy on Islam and Muslim societies that uses advanced descriptive, theoretical, and empirical methods of the modern social sciences.

Feb 20 to Feb 21, 2019

Labour and Urban Economics

Local labor markets are more efficient when housing is affordable and accessible; conversely, housing markets are more dynamic when workers get better jobs. Hence, labor and housing issues must be studied jointly and public policy packages (such as transportation, benefits, family) often affect both dimensions. This conference gathers leading scholars in labor and urban economics with a mix of theory and econometrics to address these questions.

Mar 15 to Mar 15, 2019

International Symposium in Experimental Economics (iSEE)

iSEE provides a forum for thought-provoking experimental research. iSEE’s goal is to encourage a lively discussion among its participants and facilitate brainstorming for new research ideas. The broad topic of the symposium is Behavioral Economics.  See this link for additional information.

Mar 15 to Mar 17, 2019

Historical Political Economy

The conference aims to bring together scholars that use historical data to answer research questions inpolitical economy, broadly defined. The emphasis will be on issues of interdisciplinaryconcern, including the causes and consequences of institutional development, the formation of state capacity, historical conflict and the legacies of colonialism. We anticipate a collection of papers that cross subfields and methods, but share an interest in rigorous and cutting edge research.

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Apr 6 to Apr 8, 2019

Workshop on The Frontiers of Network Science (WTFNS)

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