NYU Abu Dhabi Economics Fifth in Asia Research Rankings

Press Release

  • NYU Abu Dhabi’s economics faculty have ranked fifth within the Asian region by Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
  • RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 101 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in economics and related sciences

Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi has been ranked the fifth most cited economics faculty in the Asian region by the bibliographic database Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). NYUAD economics climbed from the eighth most cited department in the Asian region earlier this year to the fifth.

Economics is a major within the Division of Social Science. Collectively, Social Science seeks to explain and investigate the functioning of society and address the vast array of pressing contemporary issues that affect individual and societal well-being.

Economics is the study of human decision-making, considered in relation to the economic tasks of life. It looks at how individuals within larger social groups, including communities, organizations, markets, and economies, make decisions about how much to work and play, spend, and save. 


“Climbing the RePEc ranking for Asia is a remarkable achievement for a 10 year old university. NYUAD is an emerging champion on a continent that currently shapes the future of mankind, which truly gives us a sense of responsibility.”

Dean of Social Science and Professor of Economics at NYUAD Hervé Crès

"At NYUAD economics, we thrive in a reciprocal relationship with the community be it policy makers, students, firms, schools, or individuals to inform our research questions and push us to the frontiers of our science," says Professor of Economics Christian Haefke. "By successfully engaging in research that contributes both to society and the scientific community we naturally progress in the perception by the public and our peers, thus continuing our advancement in scientific rankings.”

Social Science at NYU Abu Dhabi

About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and research campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly selective undergraduate curriculum across the disciplines with a world center for advanced research and scholarship. The university enables its students in the sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities, and arts to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from over 115 countries and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.