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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 was the Founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute.

Recent Publications

Published Papers

Goyal, S., Rosenkranz, S., Weitzel, U. and Buskens, V. Information Acquisition and Exchange in Social Networks, (2017) The Economic Journal
Gagnon, J. and Goyal, S. Networks, markets and inequality, (2017) American Economic Review
Choi, S., Galeotti, A and Goyal, S. Trading in networks, (2017) Journal of the European Economic Association
Dziubinski, M. and Goyal, S. How do you defend a network?, (2017) Theoretical Economics
Cerdeiro, D.A., Dziubinski, M. and Goyal, S. Individual security, contagion, and network design, (2017) Journal of Economic Theory

Cambridge Working Papers in Economics

Ductor, L, Goyal, S. and Prummer, A. Gender & Collaboration, (2018) CWPE1820
Goyal, S. Heterogeneity and Networks, (2018) CWPE1812
Galeotti, A., Golub, B. and Goyal, S. Targeting Interventions in Networks, (2017) CWPE1744
Goyal, S., Hernández, P., Martínez-Cánovasz, G., Moisan, F., Muñoz-Herrera, M. and Sánchez, A. Integration and Segregation, (2017) CWPE1721
Dziubinski, M., Goyal, S. and Minarsch, D. E. N. The Strategy of Conquest, (2017) CWPE1704

Recent Activities

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)

Keynes Fund Sponsored Projects

Experiments on Financial Networks (JHLB) Research Output
Experiments on 'Networked Markets' (JHLR)
Efficiency and Inequality in a Network Economy (JHOS)


MPhil - S150 Economics of Networks
Phd11 - Applied Microeonomic Theory

PhD Students


William Carpenter
PhD Title: Information, Robustness, and Network Control
Sihua Ding
PhD Title: Introductions and Matching in a Network
Jörg Kalbfuss
PhD Title: Socio-Economic Stratification & Conflict
Gustavo Nicolas Paez
PhD Title: Regional Economics, Networks, and Development
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: 6
College: Fellow of Christ's College