Anand Murugesan is an economist at the Department of Public Policy, CEU. He combines insights from economics and related disciplines with causal inference tools and lab, lab-in-the-field, and observational data to study social problems. Recent research includes studying the impact of conflicts on India's economy, the long shadow of the Habsburg imperial history on contemporary behaviors, and how beliefs and norms affect voting behavior. Before CEU, Anand worked at the University of California, Merced. At CEU, besides economics for policy, Anand teaches electives on development themes and causal inference methods. He recently published his book Demystifying Causal Inference with Vikram Dayal.