Dec 15 to Dec 18, 2017

Public Economic Theory
At the forefront of public economics Public economic theory includes the important areas of public good provision, taxation, and public finance. It aims to provide a framework for analyzing whether and how governments should participate in economic markets. Questions at the forefront include taxation and regulation in modern digital economies, and in the treatment of environmental issues and labor markets. Fundamental questions are how to achieve efficient outcomes in situations where markets fail to do so . This conference will address such issues, with emphasis on experimental and game theoretic approaches.

January 18, 2018

The WESSI Workshop aims to give 6-7 social science PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior Assistant Professors in experimental social science the opportunity to present their research designs and work in progress and receive personal feedback from noted scholars in the field. Each will also enable students to attend presentations by these mentors, and learn from their research experience. Each mentor will present their own research and each student will receive feedback from two mentors.

Jan 21 to Jan 28, 2018

WGAPE 2018
Learning days: January 21-25
Main workshop: January 26-28
WGAPE is an international forum for academic researchers who combine deep field research experience in Africa with training in political economy methods. WGAPE will hold its third international meeting at New York University — Abu Dhabi in January 2018. The Working Group in African Political Economy (WGAPE) brings together faculty and advanced graduate students in Economics and Political Science. It is co-led by Daniel Posner (Department of Political Science, UCLA), Edward Miguel (Department of Economics, UC Berkeley), and Brian Dillon (Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington). Together with partners from NYU — Abu Dhabi, Morgan Hardy (, J. Andrew Harris (, Melina Platas ( and Peter van der Windt (, this WGAPE meeting will include both a research discussions component and a training module. We look forward to inviting a larger group of African scholars who can benefit from these meeting objectives.

Feb 10 to Feb 11, 2018

Political Economy of Gender and Development
This conference brings leading researchers together, using new research methodologies to address an emerging priority in academic and policy-focused work on development: gender equality.

Feb 12 to Feb 13, 2018

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 of Organizations and centers around the application of findings from behavioral and experimental economics to our understanding of how organizations, both public and private, function.

Feb 23 to Feb 25, 2018

CEPR-NYUAD Workshop on Economic Divergence and Convergence in History
The gap between per capita incomes in the richest and poorest counties has never been as large as it is today. What explains the historical origins of this divergence, and why does it seem to be so persistent? What insights can we gain by examining the divergence from the perspective of developing world regions in Asia or Africa? The CEPR-NYUAD workshop on "Drivers of Economic Divergence: Institutions, Geography and Technology" examines the long-run determinants of incomes in developing world regions, especially in Asia or Africa. The conference featured presentations in political economy, economic history, and development economics; a broad range of subjects pertinent to the region, and NYUAD’s research goals.

Apr 6 to Apr 7, 2018

Advances in Research on Historical Legacies
All violence, and political violence especially, affects its victims in predictable ways by creating trauma, instilling fear, and, arguably, strengthening in-group bonds. This workshop looks beyond the immediate victims of violence and explores the long-durée effects of political violence. Specifically, we ask how the descendants of the direct victims of violence are affected by their parents’ and grandparents’ experience of victimization and for how long such effects might be expected to persist. The papers also explore the mechanisms behind the intergenerational transmission of trauma. The workshop brings together some of the leading scholars on violence, conflict, and reconciliation from political science and related disciplines.

Apr 8 to Apr 10, 2018

Workshop on The Frontiers of Network Science (WTFNS)
Location: A6-010

WTFNS features leading researchers in the field of network science who come from a variety of social science disciplines. The goal of WTFNS is to garner constructive feedback from leading network scientists on work in progress, and to build a professional support network for members of the NYUAD community working in this area. See the list of participants and the tentative schedule. All talks by keynote speakers will be open to members of the NYUAD community.