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


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

  • (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. Applied Mathematics: 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)
    - This paper was derived from my single-authored master thesis (download)

Working Papers

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

  • - The impact of transparency on embezzlement and bribery with D. Parra, L. Palacio [Submitted] (download)

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

  • - Collaborative production networks among unequal actors with J. Dijkstra, R. Wittek, A. Flache

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

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)


A5 building, Office 1135,
New York University,
Saadiyat Island,
Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Call: +971 2 628 7349‬
Email : manumunoz (at) nyu.edu
Website: www.manumunoz.me