About me

My name is Manu Munoz-Herrera. I am Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral fellow at the Economics department of the University of Valencia (Spain) associated to the IBSEN project.

My research interests are a combination of theoretical and experimental social sciences. I study how differences between people (heterogeneity) impact their relationships with others (social network). In particular, I focus on how heterogeneity can lead to lasting relationships between people (stability and commitment), to social exclusion due to differences between individuals, and to inequality in the benefits people can accrue from their relationships.


Individual Preferences and Conflict

The Use of Threats to Gain Advantage


  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.

Since March 2016 I have been a Postdoctoral fellow at the Economics department of the University of Valencia (Spain) working in the IBSEN project


Office Address

Room 3P01B,
Department of Economics,
Campus de Tarongers,
University of Valencia

Avenida Los Naranjos s/n
46022, Valencia

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