Michael Muthukrishna

Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at The London School of Economics and Political Science

Schools

  • The London School of Economics and Political Science

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Biography

The London School of Economics and Political Science

Awards

2016 John Templeton Foundation Grant for “The Database of Religious History: Data Science Approaches to Religious Cultural History” (PI; 1 year; USD215,050) 2016 CGS/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)/ProQuest (1 award across Social Sciences in USA and Canada) 2016 PhD Dissertation Excellence Award, Canadian Psychological Association 2014 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC): Storytellers Challenge Winner, Government of Canada 2013 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Government of Canada (Largest graduate fellowship in Canada; $150K)

Experience Keywords

assimilation; behavioural sciences; corruption; cross-cultural psychology; cultural and social change; data science; democracy; economic psychology; entrepreneurship; human evolution; innovation; intelligence; multiculturalism; social networks

Research Summary

My research focuses on the psychological and evolutionary processes that underlie culture and how culture is transmitted, maintained, and modified. I use a two-pronged methodological approach in my research, combining mathematical and computational modeling, and experimental psychology and experimental economics. I use evolutionary theory and cultural evolution to help understand economic behavior, increase innovation, reduce corruption, reduce intergroup conflict, and more generally guide organizational and public policy.

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