Sanjeev Goyal

Visiting Professor of Economics Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA University of Delhi; MBA IIM Ahmedabad; MA, PhD Cornell University

Research Areas: Economic theory. Networks. Conflict. Identity.


Sanjeev Goyal is Visiting Professor of Economics at NYUAD for the year 2021-2022. He is also a Professor of Economics and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge.

He was born and received his early education in India (BA, Delhi; MBA, IIM Ahmedabad). He did his doctoral work in the United States (PhD, Cornell). He has previously held appointments at Erasmus, London, and Essex.

Sanjeev Goyal pioneered and remains a leading international scholar in the study of networks. He 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 has been Chair of the Cambridge Economics Faculty (2014-2018).

In 2007 Princeton University Press Published his book `Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks'. He is working on a new book titled `Principles of Networks' that will be published by MIT Press.

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