Social Science News

Partisanship and Fakenews during Coronavirus

Melina Platas has provided analysis on US government polls showing how Republicans and Democrats trust of the US President impact their perception of COVID-19’s threat to public life.

Jakub's Journey

“My plan was simple … But then, the unexpected plot twist came – NYU Abu Dhabi”

Capstone Project Wins Top Prize

Senior Ahmed Meshref's Capstone project clinched the top prize in the Accounting, Economics, and Finance category at the seventh annual Undergraduate Research Competition held in Abu Dhabi.

NYUAD Students Witness Brexit Unfold

As part of an immersive 10-day course taught by American political consultant and best-selling author Frank Luntz, students engaged with former prime ministers and key politicians across Europe.

Today's Students Are Tomorrow's Hope

When senior Mai Awamleh first started her social science research experience with NYU’s Global TIES for Children international research center, she never imagined becoming so immersed and effected by the field of international comparative education.

NYUAD's First Luce Scholar

"I will be working with the Foundation on my placement in the coming months, but I hope to be working on technology education for women in Malaysia."

Why Men and Women Choose the Jobs They Do

Ernesto Reuben specializes in understanding gender roles in the labor market. His research finds that, once set, stereotypes continue to drive specialization and hiring decisions.

Are the Rich More Selfish Than the Poor?

The world's rich hold an ever-increasing share of global resources, so, if it's true that they don't care about others, then we really need to worry, says Nikos Nikiforakis, professor of economics.

The Dark Side of the Vote

Rebecca Morton, professor of politics, discusses whether groups make better decisions together than individuals through voting. She finds that when the question is difficult, a dark side emerges.

Two US NYU Abu Dhabi students receive Fulbright Awards

NYU Abu Dhabi graduating seniors Thomas Klein of Hillsborough, NJ, and Hannah Taylor of Plymouth, Mass., have received  Fulbright US Student Program awards from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Winds of Change for Women's Rights

When entrenched social customs come up against modern legislation, the result can be … complicated, Assistant Professor of Political Science Rachel Brulé explains in her new book.

Re-Counting the Past

Global Distinguished Professor of Economic History Robert Allen is leading a massive data collection project that will help tell the largely untold story of Middle East economic history.

National Academy of Sciences

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty Paula England and Claude Desplan were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates who were elected.

Getting to Know You

NYUAD is home to one of the only social science experimental labs in the Middle East region.

Author Spotlight

Enthnographer John O'Brien writes a compelling portrait of Muslim American teenage boys.

Public Littering Experiment

The results of NYU Abu Dhabi research involving public littering has challenged a popular theory on bystander intervention.

Testing Game Theory

Experts test Nash's game theory on the world's top tennis players with surprising results.

Policy Influencers

NYU Abu Dhabi research is helping to inform policy and improve lives in developing African nations such as Congo, Ghana, and Uganda.

Social Science Hub

NYU Abu Dhabi's location in the Middle East is ideal for social scientists conducting research from sub-Saharan Africa to India.