I am an adjuct professor in Economics at the Social Science Division at NYU Abu Dhabi and a fellow at the Center for Behavioral Institutional Design at NYU Abu Dhabi. My research interests lie within behavioral and experimental economics and the economics of networks, with a particular interest on understanding problems of inequality and exclusion.

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  1. The Role of Personal and Impersonal Relational Contracts on Partner Selection and Efficiency (with E. Reuben)
    [Forthcoming - J. Law, Economics & Organization]

  2. Experimental evidence shows that negative motive attribution drives counter-punishment (with N. Nikiforakis)
    [Forthcoming - J. of the Economic Science Association]

  3. The Limits of Transparency in Reducing Corruption. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2021 (with D. Parra, L.A. Palacio)

  4. Web of lies: a tool for determining the limits of verification in preventing the spread of false information on networks. Scientific Reports, 2021 (with K. Makovi)

  5. Integration and Diversity. Experimental Economics, 2020 (with S. Goyal, P. Hernández, G. Martínez, F. Moisan, A. Sánchez)

  6. Collaborative Production Networks among Unequal Actors. Network Science, 2020 (with J. Dijkstra, R. Wittek, A. Flache)

  7. Equilibrium Characterization of Networks under Conflicting Preferences. Economic Letters, 2017 (with P. Hernandez, G. Martinez, A. Sanchez)

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

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

Working papers

  1. Identity change and economic mobility: experimental evidence (single authored)

  2. The Recency Bias in the Attribution of Responsibility for Joint Work (with A. Baranski)
    [In preparation for submission]

In preparation

  1. The relation of merit and identity on the take-up of opportunities: A field experiment (single authored)

  2. Seeking and giving help: A field experiment with college professors and students (single authored)

  3. Gender bias in job referrals (with E. Reuben)

  4. Social class, mobility and efficiency in job referrals (with E. Reuben)

Policy Reports

  1. An Experimental Evaluation of the Forever Fit Program. Policy Report - Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi, UAE 2021 (with N. Nikiforakis, E. Reuben, A. Dariel, U. Afzal)

  2. Exploring Nudges to Promote Physical Activity Among Senior Adults in Abu Dhabi. Policy Report - Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi, UAE 2020 (with N. Nikiforakis, E. Reuben, A. Dariel)

  3. Physical Activity for Senior Adults in Abu Dhabi. Policy Report - Department of Community Development Abu Dhabi, UAE 2020 (with N. Nikiforakis, E. Reuben, A. Dariel)



  • Course on fairness
  • Undergraduate level (NYU Abu Dhabi)
  • Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Goal Pursuit

  • Online course on goal setting and goal pursuit
  • Undergraduate level (Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga)
  • Fall 2022 & Spring 2023

Application of Theories

  • Course on research design and causality in social sciences
  • Undergraduate level
  • Taught from 2011 to 2014
  • Website

Social Networks

  • Introductory course on social networks in Economics
  • Course: completely designed by me for a summer school
  • Taught in 2013
  • Website