Morgan Hardy is an Associate Professor of Economics at the NYU Abu Dhabi. She earned her PhD in the Department of Economics at Brown University, B.A in mathematics and philosophy from Columbia University in 2008 and her M.A. in economics from Brown University in 2011. She has received an NSF/IGERT fellowship for interdisciplinary training and fieldwork as well as a Hewlett Foundation/IIE Dissertation Fellowship to study women's labor market participation in the developing world. She is currently interested in women’s economic empowerment, social/business networks, and informal economic activity in Africa.