I am a Behavioral Scientist 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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Research

Publications

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

  2. 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)

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

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

  5. James Andreoni and the Quest for Others in Our Utility Functions. J. Public Economic Theory, 2018 (with N. Nikiforakis)

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

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

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

  9. 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)

  10. 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
In preparation

  1. Job referrals and stereotypes in college networks (with E. Reuben)

  2. Social class and in-group bias in job referrals (with E. Reuben)

  3. Debiasing performance evaluations in a service firm: A natural experiment (single authored)

  4. Using goal-pursuit training to promote aspirations in low-income college students (single authored)

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)

Teaching


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