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Selected Articles


  • The Law of the Few, 2010, American Economic Review, (with A. Galeotti).
  • Keeping up with Neighbours: Social Interactions in a Market Economy, 2010, JEEA, (with C. Ghiglino).
  • Network Games, 2010. Review of Economic Studies, (with A. Galeotti, M. O. Jackson, F. Vega-Redondo and L. Yariv).
  • Structural holes in social networks, 2007, Journal of Economic Theory (with F. Vega-Redondo).
  • Unequal connections, 2006, International Journal of Game Theory (with S. Joshi).
  • Network formation with heterogeneous players, 2006, Games & Econ Behavior (with A. Galeotti, J. Kamphorst).
  • A non-cooperative model of network formation, 2000, Econometrica (with V. Bala).


  • Social Networks and Research Output, 2014, Review of Economics and Statistics (with L. Ductor, M. Fafchamps and M.J. van der Leij).
  • Strong ties in a small world, 2012, Review of Network Economics (with M. van der Leij).
  • Matching and Network effects, 2010, JEEA, (with M. Fafchamps and M. van der leij).
  • Economics: an emerging small world, 2006, Journal of Political Economy (with J.L. Moraga, M.van der Leij).


  • Information Acquisition and Exchange in Social Networks, 2017, to appear in Economic Journal (with S. Rosenkranz, U. Weitzel, and V. Buskens).
  • Network Cognition, 2016, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization (with R. Dessi and E. Gallo).


  • Trading in Networks: Theory and Experiments, 2017, to appear in JEEA (with S. Choi and A. Galeotti).
  • Competitive Contagion in Networks, 2014, Games & Economic Behavior (with Hoda Hiedari and Michael Kearns).
  • Influencing the Influencers, 2009, Rand Journal, (with A. Galeotti).
  • Hybrid R&D. 2008, JEEA, (with J.L.Moraga and A. Konovalov).
  • Bilateralism and Free Trade, 2006, International Economic Review (with S. Joshi).
  • Networks of collaboration in oligopoly, 2003, Games & Econ. Behavior (with S. Joshi).
  • R&D networks, 2001, Rand Journal (with J.L. Moraga).


  • Learning in networks, 2011, Handbook of Social Economics (eds) J. Benhabib, A. Bisin and M.O. Jackson.
  • Learning in networks, 2005, in `Group Formation in Economics' (eds) G. Demange and M.Wooders. CUP.
  • Conformism and diversity under social learning, 2001, Economic Theory (with V. Bala).
  • Learning from neighbours, 1998, Review of Economic Studies (with V.Bala).
  • A Theory of Learning with Heterogeneous Agents, 1995, International Economic Review (with V. Bala).
  • The Birth of a New Market, 1994, Economic Journal (with V. Bala).


  • Networks, Markets and Inequality, 2017, American Economic Review (with J. Gagnon).
  • Favoritism, 2016, Journal of Development Economics (with Y. Bramoulle).
  • The political economy of regionalism, 2004, European Economic Review (with K. Staal).
  • Group Size and Collective Action: Third Party Monitoring in Common Pool Resources, 2001, Comparative Political Studies (with A. Agrawal).


  • Individual Security, Contagion and Network Design, 2017, to appear in Journal of Economic Theory (with D. Cerdeiro and M. Dziubinski).
  • How do you defend a network?, 2017, Theoretical Economics (with M. Dziubinski).
  • Conflict and Networks, 2016, in The Oxford Handbook of Networks edited by Y. Bramoulle, A Galeotti and B. Rogers (with M. Dziubinski and A. Vigier).
  • Attack, Defence and Contagion in Networks, 2014, Review of Economic Studies, (with A. Vigier).
  • Network Defence and Design, 2013, Games and Economic Behavior (with M. Dziubinski).


  • Network formation and social coordination, 2005, Games & Econ. Behavior (with F.Vega-Redondo).
  • Costs of Flexibility and Equilibrium Selection, 1997, Journal of Math. Economics (with B. Galesloot).
  • Non-Exclusive Conventions and Social Coordination, 1997, Journal of Economic Theory (with M. Janssen).
  • Interaction Structure and Social Change, 1996, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.


  • Networks and Markets, 2017, in Advances in Economics: Eleventh World Congress of the Econometric Society, edited by B. Honore, A. Pakes, M. Piazzesi and L. Samuelson.
  • Networks in Economics: A Perspective on the Literature, 2016, in The Oxford Handbook on Networks. Edited by Y. Bramoulle, A. Galeotti and B. Rogers.
  • Social Networks on the Web, 2012, Oxford Handbook of the Digital Economy, (eds) Martin Peitz and Joel Waldfogel.
  • Social networks in economics, 2011, in Sage Handbook of Social Network Analysis, edited by J. Scott and P. Carrington.

Professor Sanjeev Goyal

Arthur C. Pigou Professor of Economics

On Leave 2023-2024

Research Group:
Microeconomic Theory

CV: Curriculum Vitae

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