JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2021 - January 31, 2022
New York University Abu Dhabi
Position Title/Short Description
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
JEL Classification: 00 -- 00 - Default: Any Field
Full Text of JOE Listing:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioral Social Science or Market Design
NYU Abu Dhabi
The Center for Behavioral Institutional Design, New York University Abu Dhabi, seeks to recruit a postdoctoral researcher interested in exploring the origins of human behavioral diversity, developing empirically-informed models of human behavior, and designing innovative institutions and policies for promoting social welfare.
The ideal candidate is ambitious, well-trained, self-motivated, hard-working, equally capable of working alone and as part of a team, and holds a PhD in economics or a related field. The position requires expertise in either experimental, empirical, or theoretical methods or, ideally, a combination of these methods. Excellent communication skills in English, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams, and scientific creativity are essential.
Successful applicants are expected to publish research in leading peer-reviewed journals in social science or leading interdisciplinary journals, and work individually and also in close collaboration with the C-BID team: Olivier Bochet, Ernesto Reuben, Nikos Nikiforakis, and John Wooders.
The position provides a salary higher than internationally competitive rates for postdoctoral research positions, in addition to substantial benefits (generous housing, transportation and travel allowances, educational subsidies for children), together with full health insurance and retirement contributions. The UAE does not levy income tax.
Appointments will be for two years, renewable for at least an additional year conditional on a satisfactory evaluation of performance.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement highlighting past and current research experience, and at least two reference letters, all in PDF format, to: .
Note that this position is NOT located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, UAE.
For any questions, please email: Nikos Nikiforakis (n.nikiforakis@ or John Wooders ( .
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.
UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.
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