I'm a Postdoc


NYU Abu Dhabi

My research interests are a combination of theoretical and experimental social sciences.

I study how people form social and economic relations, what things they need to do to mantain them, and under what conditions such relations will be broken. In particular, I look at how personal ties or group identity strengthen these relations but also if these aspects of human sociality make relations more inefficient.

I am also interested in understanding how individuals relate and make decisions in social network settings, and the role that social networks play on how people behave.

My CV in PDF is here

Research interests

  • - Communication
  • - Coordination games
  • - Social networks
  • - Conflict
  • - Social identities
  • - Assymmetric information

My Research


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

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

  • (2015) The Strategic Role of Non-Binding Communication with L. Palacio, A. Cortés - J. App. Math.: Special Issue on Experimental Game Theory and its Application in Sociol. and Pol. Science (download)

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

  • (2013) Heterogeneous Network Games: Conflicting Preferences with P. Hernandez, A. Sanchez - Games and Economic Behavior (download)

Working Papers

  • - Integration and diversity with S. Goyal, P. Hernández, G. Martínez, F. Moisan, A. Sánchez (Submitted)

  • - If you are slow, better be big: Collaborative production among unequal actors with J. Dijkstra, R. Wittek, A. Flache (Submitted)

  • - Business culture: The role of relational proximity and contract incompleteness with E. Reuben

  • - Communication in multitask principal-agent relations with E. Reuben

  • - The impact of transparency on embezzlement and bribery with D. Parra, L. Palacio

Teaching Experience

Application of theories

  • - Bachelor course in Sociology (U. Groningen) [2011-2014] (website)

Social Networks

  • - Course in Sociology (Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst - Germany) [2013] (website)


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New York University,
Saadiyat Island,
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Call: +971 2 628 7349‬
Email : manumunoz (at) nyu.edu
Website: www.manumunoz.me