Research Associate in the Division of Social Sciences, Department of Economics

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
21 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
21 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Full Time


The Economics group in the Division of Social Sciences at New York University Abu Dhabi seeks to recruit a Research Associate to work on the network aspects of internet connectivity.

The successful applicant will contribute to a project exploring the consequences of pushing the digital frontier that seeks to establish the causal effects of digital connectivity. The approach will exploit the network structure of global internet connectivity, so a detailed knowledge of network theory and econometrics is of the essence.

Applicants must have a PhD in Economics with a strong research background in econometrics and the analysis of networks. She/He must have demonstrated expertise in empirical work with applications in network analysis. She/He must have at least 5-year research experience on those topics and a strong publication record.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and two letters of reference, all in PDF format. The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please email Prof. Jean Imbs at

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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