About me

My name is Manu Munoz-Herrera. I am Postdoctoral Associate at the Social Science division at NYU Abu Dhabi.

My research interests are a combination of theoretical and experimental social sciences. I study how social and economic relations are formed, maintained and broken, and the effect they have on welfare. In particular, I am interested in understanding how individual characteristics facilitate or limit the establishment of relations in networks. I am also interested in understanding how affective/emotional ties promote cooperation or lead to inefficient outcomes.

My CV in PDF is (here)


Individual Preferences and Conflict

The Use of Threats to Gain Advantage

Working papers


  1. Application of Theories- Bachelor course in Sociology (U. Groningen) [2011-2014] (website)

  2. Social Networks- Course in Sociology (Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst) [2013] (website)


I was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, in March 10, 1981

In 2006 I finished my bachelor studies in Economics at the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS) in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia

In 2010 I obtained my masters degree in Economics at the Universitat de Valencia, in the city of Valencia, Spain (with honors)

In 2015 I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Groningen, in the city of Groningen, The Netherlands.

From March 2016 to August 2017 I had a Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Economics department of the University of Valencia (Spain) working in the IBSEN project

Since September 2017 I am a Postdoctoral Associate at the Social Science Division at NYU Abu Dhabi


Office Address

A5 Building, Office 1135,
New York University,
Saadiyat Island,
Abu Dhabi, UAE

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