I am Manu Munoz

NYUAD Postdoctoral Associate,Behavioral and Experimental Economist,Social Network Researcher

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PhD. Sociology, University of Groningen
Thesis: The Influence of individual differences on network relations

MSc. Economics, University of Valencia
Thesis: Heterogeneous Network Games with Conflicting Preferences

BSc. Economics, Industrial University of Santander
Thesis: An Economic Model of Drug Dealing in Bucaramanga (1994-2004)
About me

I am a postdoctoral associate at the social science division at New York University Abu Dhabi

My research interests lie within behavioral economics and the economics of networks. In particular, I look at how differences between individuals (such as their group identities or their skills) and the types of relationships they can form with others (personal versus impersonal) cause economic inefficiencies and social exclusion.

I am on the 2019/2020 economics job market and available for interviews at the ASSA (San Diego) and EEA (Rotterdam) job market meetings.

See my work



  1. James Andreoni and the quest for others in our utility functions with N. Nikiforakis (2018) - J. Public Economic Theory

  2. Equilibrium characterization of networks under conflicting preferences with P. Hernandez, G. Martinez-Canovas, A. Sanchez (2017) - Economic Letters

  3. Conflict and Segregation in Networks: An Experiment on the Interplay between Individual Preferences and Social Influence with L. Ellwardt, P. Hernandez, G. Martinez-Canovas (2016) - J. Dynamic and Games

  4. The Strategic Role of Non-Binding Communication with L. Palacio, A. Cortés (2015) - J. Applied Mathematics: Special Issue on Experimental Game Theory and its Application in Sociology and Pol. Science

  5. The Bargaining Power of Commitment: An Experiment on the Effects of Threats in the Hawk-Dove Game with L. A. Palacio, A. Cortes (2015) - Rationality and Society

  6. Heterogeneous Network Games: Conflicting Preferences with P. Hernandez, A. Sanchez (2013) - Games and Economic Behavior
    * This paper was derived from my single-authored master thesis

Working papers

  1. Integration and diversity with S. Goyal, P. Hernández, G. Martínez, F. Moisan, A. Sánchez [R&R Experimental Economics]

  2. The limits of transparency on embezzlement and bribery with D. Parra, L. Palacio [Submittted]

  3. Business culture: The role of relational proximity and contract incompleteness with E. Reuben [Submittted]

  4. Collaborative production networks among unequal actors with J. Dijkstra, R. Wittek, A. Flache [Submittted]

Work in progress

  1. Unstrapping the Straitjackets: Group identity change, assimilation and networks (Job Market Paper)

  2. Communication and contracts in multitask principal-agent relations (with E. Reuben)

  3. Web of Lies (with K. Makovi)

  4. Relational incentives and the formation of ties in competition (with J. Dijkstra)

  5. Second- and third-party counter-punishment with N. Nikiforakis


University of Groningen, The Netherlands

  • Undergraduate Course
  • Taught from 2011 to 2014
  • Website

Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst, Germany

  • Interdisciplinary Course: completely designed by me
  • Taught in 2013
  • Website