Associate members

Anand Murugesan is an economist at the Department 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 religious violence on India's rural economy; how the practice of cash-for-votes corrodes democracies and; the long shadow of the Habsburg imperial history on tax compliance today.

Vlad Naumeuscu is an anthropologist of religion broadly interested in questions of learning and cultural transmission. He investigates how socio-historical processes and psychological dispositions have shaped the evolution and transmission of religious phenomena. He is a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, CEU.

Thom Scott-Phillips is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Logic Cognition Language & Information, at the University of The Basque Country and a visiting scholar at CEU.