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Research Interests

Economic Theory, Networks.


Sanjeev Goyal is a pioneer and leading international scholar in the study of social and economic networks. His book, `Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks`, was published in 2007 by Princeton University Press. A Chinese translation appeared in 2010.

Sanjeev Goyal is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He was the Founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute (2012-2014) and Chair of the Economics Faculty (2014-2018).

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Dasgupta, P. and Goyal, S. Narrow Identities, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2019), vol 175, no. 3, pp. 395-419
Goyal, S. Society and Economy: Frameworks and Principles: A Book Review, Journal of Economic Literature (2019), vol 57, no. 3, pp. 678-689
Goyal, S., Heidari, H. and Kearns, M. Competitive contagion in networks, Games and Economic Behavior (2019), vol 113, pp. 58-79
Goyal, S., Rosenkranz, S., Weitzel, U. and Buskens, V. Information Acquisition and Exchange in Social Networks, The Economic Journal (2017), vol 127(606), pp. 2302–2331
Choi, S., Galeotti, A and Goyal, S. Trading in Networks: Theory and Experiments, Journal of the European Economic Association (2017), vol 15(4), pp. 784–817

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Cardoso, F. M., Gracia-Lázaro, C., Moisan, F., Goyal, S., Sánchez, A. and Moreno, Y. Trading in Complex Networks, (2019) CWPE1953
Choi, S., Goyal, S. and Moisan, F. Connectors and Influencers, (2019) CWPE1935
Ductor, L, Goyal, S. and Prummer, A. Gender & Collaboration, (2018) CWPE1820
Galeotti, A., Golub, B. and Goyal, S. Targeting Interventions in Networks, (2017) CWPE1744
Dziubinski, M., Goyal, S. and Minarsch, D. E. N. The Strategy of Conquest, (2017) CWPE1704

Recent Activities

Goh Keng Swee Visiting Chair, National University of Singapore. 2019.

Ganshof van der Meersch lecture, Institute for European Studies. 2018. [video link]

Distinguished Lecture, MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. 2018. [video link]

Paul Kleindorfer Lecture, Society of Economic Design, York. 2017.

Public Lecture, Oxford Mathematical Institute. 2017. [video link]

Research Grants

Ibsen - Bridging The Gap From Individual Behaviour To The Socio-Technical Man (ECH2020 FUTURE & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES (FET))
Complexity-Net: Resilience And Interaction Of Networks In Ecology And Economics (Resinee) (EPSRC)
Research Seminars: Seminars On Networks (ESRC)
Influencing The Influencers: A Theory Of Strategic Diffusion (ESRC)

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

The Cambridge-INET Institute
Coordinator for Networks, Crowds and Markets Research Theme

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Experiments on Financial Networks Goyal, S. (JHLB) Research Output
Experiments on 'Networked Markets' Goyal, S. (JHLR) Project Summary and Output
Efficiency and Inequality in a Network Economy Goyal, S. (JHOS)


MPhil - S150 Economics of Networks
Phd11 - Applied Microeonomic Theory

PhD Students


Sihua Ding
PhD Title: Essays on Network Formation
Research: Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Networks, Industrial Organization
Jörg Kalbfuss
PhD Title: Socio-Economic Stratification & Conflict
Yu Yang Tony To
PhD Title:
Alan Walsh
PhD Title: Network Formation: Theory and Applications

Professor Sanjeev Goyal

Professor of Economics

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

Contact Details
Room: 47
College: Fellow of Christ's College