Anand Kumar

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Behavioural Economics
  • Economics of Education
  • Conflicts
  • Experimental Economics


Anand received his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore in 2024. He was a visiting PhD Fellow at the United Nations University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki, Finland. Before his PhD, he worked in the banking sector. He is a graduate from the National Defence Academy (NDA), and a veteran of the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 160+ hours of flying experience as a pilot.

Anand’s research interests are in Economics of Education and Behavioural Economics. His thesis, titled Essays in Education Economics explores how social identities, behavioural traits and social environments shape educational outcomes. In his research, he uses various empirical methods on experimental, survey, and administrative data to study educational outcomes.


Journal Article

Online Article

Ongoing Work

  • Banerjee, R., Gangadharan, L., Kumar, A. & Srinivasan, M. Effect of social information on competition choice.
  • Banerjee, R., Kumar, A., Nsabimana, A. & Sahoo, S. Effect of conflict and post-conflict reconciliation on education: Evidence from Rwanda.
  • Bishnu, M., Iyer, S., Kumar, A. & Srinivasan, M. Measuring religiosity over the business cycle.