Sanjeev Goyal

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Sanjeev Goyal
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Residence Cambridge
Alma mater

University of Delhi
IIM, Ahmedabad

Cornell University
Known for

Learning and Diffusion
Network Formation
Networks and Markets

Economics of Conflict

National Talent Scholar
Gold Medal, Delhi Univ.
A.D White Fellow, Cornell

Fellow of British Academy
Scientific career
Fields Microeconomics
Doctoral advisor David Easley

Sanjeev Goyal FBA is Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He is a pioneer and leading international scholar in the economic study of networks. In 2007, Princeton University Press published his book Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks. A Chinese translation appeared in 2010.

Sanjeev Goyal is a Fellow of the British Academy[1] and was the founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute.


  • 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

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