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Human behaviour and economic policy with NYUAD - Business Extra
Profesor Nikos Nikiforakis explains how governments are enhancing the effectiveness of their policies.
The National | November 15, 2022

NYUAD programme 'nudges' Abu Dhabi seniors to triple their exercise

Forever Fit booklet gets older residents moving for 15 minutes a day.
The National | June 19, 2022

Is money everything? Research shows payday makes us act more selflessly
A team of researchers at NYU Abu Dhabi looked into whether wealth was linked to selfishness.
The National | August 11, 2021