Anand Murugesan is an economist at the School of Public Policy, CEU. 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 studying: the impact of cow-related mob lynching on India's rural economy; how the practice of cash for votes corrode democracies and; the effect of the opioid crisis in the US on children. Anand holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland (College Park), an MA from Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), and a B. Com from Bangalore University. Before coming to CEU, Anand worked at the University of California, Merced.
At CEU, besides the mandatory economics courses, Anand teaches electives on development themes and causal inference methods.