Anand Murugesan is an economist at the School of Public Policy and an affiliate faculty member at the Social Mind Center. He combines insights from economics and related disciplines with causal inference tools – lab, lab-in-the-field, and observational data – to study social problems, particularly in developing countries. Recent research includes the impact of cow-related mob lynching on India's rural economy, how the practice of cash for votes may corrode democracies, and the effect of Artificial Reproductive Technology and other alternatives on adoptions from foster care in the US. Anand holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (College Park), an MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi) and B. Com from Bangalore University. Before coming to CEU, Anand worked at the University of California, Merced.
At CEU, besides core economics and quantitative courses, Anand teaches electives on development, behavioral and institutional economics.