Sanjeev Goyal

Sanjeev Goyal FBA is an Indian-British economist who is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He is a pioneer and a leading international scholar in the economic study of networks. His book, Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks was published by Princeton University Press in 2007.

Sanjeev Goyal
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Alma materUniversity of Delhi

IIM, Ahmedabad

Cornell University
Known forSocial Learning

Network Formation
Networks and Markets

Economics of Conflict
AwardsNational Talent Scholar

Gold Medal, Delhi Univ.

A.D White Fellow, Cornell
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorDavid Easley

Sanjeev Goyal is a Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was the founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute (2012-2014).


  • V. Bala and S. Goyal (1998), Learning From Neighbors, Review of Economic Studies.
  • V. Bala and S. Goyal (2000), A Non-Cooperative Model of Network Formation, Econometrica.
  • S. Goyal and J.L. Moraga (2001), R&D Networks, RAND Journal.
  • S. Goyal and S. Joshi (2003), Networks of Collaboration in Oligopoly, Games and Econ Beh.
  • S. Goyal and F. Vega-Redondo (2005), Network formation and social coordination, Games and Econ Beh..
  • S. Goyal, J.L. Moraga and M. v.d. Leij (2006), Economics: an emerging small world?, Journal of Political Economy.
  • S. Goyal and F. Vega-Redondo (2007), Structural Holes in Social networks, Journal of Economic Theory.
  • A. Galeotti and S. Goyal (2009), Influencing and influencers: a theory of strategic diffusion, RAND Journal.
  • A. Galeotti, S. Goyal, M. Jackson, F. Vega-Redondo, L. Yariv (2010), Network Games, Review of Economic Studies.
  • A. Galeotti and S. Goyal (2010), The Law of the Few, American Economic Review.
  • S. Goyal and M. Kearns (2012), Competitive Contagion in Networks, Symposium on the Theory of Computing.
  • L. Ductor, M.Fafchamps, S. Goyal and M. v.d.Leij (2014), Social Networks & Research Output, Rev of Econ and Stats.
  • S. Goyal and A. Vigier (2014), Attack, defence and contagion in networks, Review of Economic Studies.
  • M. Dziubinski and S. Goyal (2016), How do you defend a network?, Theoretical Economics.
  • J. Gagnon and S. Goyal (2017), Networks, markets and inequality, American Economic Review
  • P. Dasgupta and S. Goyal (2019), Narrow Identities, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
  • A. Galeotti, B. Golub and S. Goyal (2020), Targeting Interventions in Networks, Econometrica.

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