Researchers

Affiliated Faculty

Azza Abouzied

Associate Professor of Computer Science, NYUAD
Focus Area: Design of intuitive data querying tools by leveraging UI-design, machine learning, and databases
Location/Countries of Interest: Egypt

Wifag Adnan

Assistant Professor of Economics, NYUAD
Focus Area: Labor markets, Unemployment, Wage differentials, Female labor force, Education
Location/Countries of Interest: UAE, MENA

David Blakeslee

Assistant Professor of Economics, NYUAD
Focus Area: Political economy of development
Location/Countries of Interest: South Asia

Christopher Flinn

Professor of Economics, NYU 
Focus Area
: Household economics, Labor markets, Economic policy

Jemima A. Frimpong

Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Adoption of Innovation, Decision Making, Health Care Organizations
Location/Countries of Interest: Africa (Ghana), the Gulf (UAE)

John Ham

Professor of Economics, NYUAD; Global Network Professor of Economics, NYU Wagner School of Public Service
Focus Area
: Applied microeconomics, Labor, Health, Experimental economics, Development economics
Location/Countries of Interest: Western Economies, Indonesia, Bangladesh

Morgan Hardy

Assistant Professor of Economics, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Development economics, Firms, Labor markets, Social Networks
Location/Countries of Interest: Ethiopia, Ghana, and Nigeria

Jonathan Andrew Harris

Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Institutional and political behavior in Africa
Location/Countries of Interest: Africa, with a focus on Kenya

Stéphane Helleringer

Professor of Social Research and Public Policy
Focus Area: Demography; Epidemics; Mortality, and Causes of Deaths
Location/Countries of Interest: Bangladesh, Guinea-Bissau, Malawi, Senegal, Uganda

Onoso Imoagene

Associate Professor of Social Research and Public Policy, NYUAD
Focus Area
: International Migration
Location/Countries of Interest: Britain, USA, China, and countries in the Global South

Abdul Noury

Associate Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Focus Area
: European Union Ideology, Nationality, Party Systems

Yaw Nyarko

Professor of Economics, NYUAD and and NYU New York
Focus Area: Human capital, Economic growth
Location/Countries of Interest: Africa (with a focus on Ghana and Ethiopia), India, UAE

Heitor Pellegrina

Assistant Professor of Economics, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Trade and Development
Location/Countries of Interest: Latin America and Africa

Talal Rahwan

Associate Professor of Computer Science, NYUAD
Focus Area:
 Artificial Intelligence, Computational Social Science, Cooperative Game Theory, Multi-Agent Systems

Jeffrey F. Timmons

Associate Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Public Finance, Corporate Lobbying, Economic Development, Labor Markets, Inequality
Location/Countries of Interest: Latin America (Brazil and Mexico)

Peter Cornelis van der Windt

Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Political economy of development in conflict-prone areas of Africa
Location/Countries of Interest: Congo, Kenya, Sierra Leone

Torsten Figueiredo Walter

Assistant Professor of Economics, NYUAD
Focus Area: Development and the provision of public services
Location/Countries of Interest: Africa

Yasir Zaki

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, NYUAD
Focus Area
: Communication Networks, Wireless Networks, Cellular Communication, Congestion Control Protocols, ICTD, Speeding Web for Developing Regions
Location/Countries of Interest: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya

Collaborators

Emilia Soldani

Assistant Professor of Labor and Applied Microeconomics, Goethe University
Focus Area
: Development and Labor Economics
Location/Countries of Interest: Ghana, India

Ismael Mourifié

Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Toronto
Focus Area
: Applied Econometrics, Econometrics
Location/Countries of Interest: Canada, Côte D’Ivoire

Student Leaders

Fanisi Mbozi

DevLab Student Leader; Class of 2022, major in Political Science and minor in Economics

Phil Wee

DevLab Student Leader; Class of 2024, major in Computer Science and Economics