Prof Anand Murugesan
Anand Murugesan, Ph.D., 
Assistant Professor of Social Sciences
  • Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park; M.S. from the University of Arizona, Tucson

  • CEU Intellectual Themes Initiative grant for project titled “Beliefs fostering dishonest behavior and their spread in the population,” (in collaboration with Christophe Heintz and Davide Torsello; 100,000 Euros), March 2016

  • Best Student paper, awarded second place for “Betrothal Testing, Beliefs and Bad Behavior: Effect of Testing Rules on HIV Transmission,” Institutional and Behavioral Economics Section, AAEA, 2013

  • Complex Systems Summer School scholarship, Santa Fe Institute, 2011

Anand Murugesan's primary research fields are Economic Development, Institutional, and Behavioral Economics, particularly focused on issues at the intersection of social and economic spheres. He has examined the impact of globalization and technological changes on family formation and outcomes for at-risk children and is currently conducting economic experiments in the U.S. and India to understand the spread of dishonest behavior.

Professor Murugesan worked at the University of California, Merced and is currently a faculty member at the Central European University of Budapest. He graduated from St. Joseph's College of Commerce, Bangalore and holds an M.A. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is an alumni of the Complex Systems Summer School at the Santa Fe Institute.