Dania Jo-anna Paul

Assistant Instructor of Social Science Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: MSc Economics NYU Abu Dhabi, BA Economics NYU Abu Dhabi

Research Areas: Political Economy, Behavioral Economics, Development Economics, Inequality

During her undergraduate studies at NYUAD, Dania Jo-anna Paul developed an interest in socioeconomic disparities, leading her to study the topic through her thesis on ethnoreligious wealth inequality in Trinidad and Tobago. Driven by her research endeavors, Paul then completed her Master's degree in Economics at NYUAD. Her Master's thesis focused on investigating the influence of institutions on the significant variations in economic inequality observed among different nations. Additionally, Paul has employed experimental methods to study other questions of interest, particularly the relationship between cognitive ability and preferences for redistribution in the context of distinct income inequality sources — luck versus effort.