Michael Muthukrishna

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Michael Muthukrishna is an Assistant Professor of Economic Psychology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). His research focuses on the psychological and evolutionary processes that underlie culture and how culture–including norms, values, beliefs, and behaviors–are transmitted, maintained, and modified. He uses a two-pronged methodological approach, building and testing evolutionary models using methods from experimental psychology and experimental economics. He is interested in the ways in which cultural evolutionary theories and evidence can inform public policy.