Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc. Hons. Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS); MPP University of Chicago
Research Areas: Behavioral Economics; Game Theory; Health Policy
Hamna Khan is a Research Assistant in Economics, working in the fields of behavioral economics and game theory. Broadly, her research interests lie in the intersection of economics, health, and public policy. Recently, she worked as part of a team to design a behavioral intervention (“nudge”) to improve physical activity levels for senior adults in Abu Dhabi. This project was carried out in collaboration with the Department of Community Development, Government of Abu Dhabi.
Hamna has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a BSc. Hons. in Economics and Political Science from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She is also a former Fulbright Scholar. Throughout her academic career, Hamna has gravitated towards research on improving health outcomes for different populations, including projects on maternal health, maternal and child mortality, aging populations, mental health, etc. She has also worked with governments in the fields of economics, health, education, and social policy.