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Sanjeev Goyal
Alma materUniversity of Delhi

IIM, Ahmedabad

Cornell University
Known forEconomic theory
AwardsNational Talent Scholar

Gold Medal, Delhi Univ.

A.D White Fellow, Cornell
Scientific career
InstitutionsErasmus University

University of London
Essex University

Cambridge University
Doctoral advisorDavid Easley
Lawrence E. Blume 
Tapan Mitra
Karl Shell

Sanjeev Goyal FBA is an Indian-British economist, best known for his pioneering research on networks.

He is currently Arthur C. Pigou Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He received a BA (Honours, 1983) from Delhi University and an MA (1989) and PhD (1990) from Cornell University, all in economics.[1] His book, Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks, was published by Princeton University Press in 2007; his second book, Networks: An Economics Approach, was published by MIT Press in 2023.

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


  1. ^ "Sanjeev Goyal". Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Grouop. Retrieved 28 December 2022.