Abdoulaye Ndiaye


I am currently an Assistant Professor of Economics at New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, and a Research Affiliate at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).

My research centers on work incentives in macroeconomics. I study their implications for public finances and labor markets, building on theory from mechanism design, contracts, and optimal control. Additionally, I collaborate with empirical researchers to validate theoretical models

I completed my undergraduate studies in mathematics at École Polytechnique in Paris and my Ph.D. in economics at Northwestern University. Subsequently, I was a postdoc at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. I have held several visiting appointments, including at the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics at Yale University, and as Senior Advisor to the Minister of the Economy, Planning and International Cooperation of Senegal. 

My proudest achievement is being featured in the Style section of the New York Times, where I was showcased wearing the grand boubou, a traditional garment from my native Senegal.

CV: Available here

Email: andiaye@stern.nyu.edu

Working Papers

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Coverage: Marginal Revolution

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Coverage: NPR Marketplace

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(In computer science, conferences  are peer-reviewed and are the primary publication outlet)

Policy Papers

"Financing unemployment insurance in high-informality economies: A survey analysis of Senegal", Brookings Policy Brief, Global Economy & Development, 2023

"Assessing the Inclusiveness of Growth in Africa: Evidence from Senegal, Cameroon, and Tanzania",  World Institute for Development  Economics Research Working Paper, 2014/120
with Georges Vivien Houngbonon, Arthur Bauer, Clara Champagne, Tite Yokossi, Nathalie Ferrière, Hédi Brahimi, and Jeanne Avril