Mario Molina

Postdoctoral Associate

Mario D. Molina is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Social Science Division at New York University in Abu Dhabi. His research centers on exchange structures, reward systems, prosocial behavior, and cultural integration, using a diverse statistical and computational toolkit that includes online experiments, multilevel models, machine learning, and NLP. His research has been published at Science Advances and the Annual Review of Sociology. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Cornell University, an M.A. in Sociology from Universidad Catolica de Chile, and B.A. in Philosophy from Universidad de los Andes (Chile).


  • Cultural integration;
  • social structure

Current Research Interests

Social dynamics, inequality and norms

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“[T]he challenge is to specify and explicate the social mechanisms determining the relationship between the informal social organization of close-knit groups and the formal rules of institutional structures.”— Victor Nee