Manu Muñoz-Herrera

Adjunct Lecturer of Economics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: Msc Economics (University of Valencia); PhD Sociology (University of Groningen)

Research Areas: Social identities; Social networks; Inequality

Manu is an adjunct professor in Economics and a fellow at the Center for Behavioral Institutional Design at NYU Abu Dhabi. His research interests lie within behavioral and experimental economics and the economics of networks, with a particular interest in understanding problems of inequality and exclusion. For example, how differences between individuals shape the opportunities, they have to access resources and to reach social and economic mobility. Currently, Manu’s research looks at the impact that socio-economic background and gender have on the networks that are formed between college students. This line of research explores whether the composition of students in a university reflects the social relationships formed between them. Do students from different low and high-income backgrounds have ties with each other? Or only with others from a similar origin? These types of questions have important implications to the understanding of how universities in particular and organizations in general can address diversity concerns. Manu has an MSc in Economics from the University of Valencia (Spain) and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Prior to his work as adjunct professor, he was a postdoctoral associate and a research scietist at NYU Abu Dhabi. His interdisciplinary background shapes both his research questions as well as the tools and methods used in his research.