Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Christ's College, Sanjeev Goyal pioneered and remains a leading international scholar in the study of networks.
His early research in the 1990's laid the foundations of an economic approach to the study of networks by providing a framework for the study of the effects of social structure on human behaviour and by developing a model of how the costs and benefits of linking shape the formation of networks. In subsequent work, he has explored applications of these ideas in the context of industrial organisation, economic development, international trade, finance, the diffusion of innovations, cybersecurity, and conflict.
In 2007, Princeton University Press published his book Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks
. Sanjeev Goyal is Fellow of the British Academy and was the founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute.
The Foundation is delighted to announce that Professor Goyal is the holder of the next Ganshof van der Meersch Chair. In Spring 2018 he will deliver a cycle of lectures at the Université libre de Bruxelles, where he will be welcomed by Professors Anne Weyembergh (Institute for European Studies), Patrick Legros and André Sapir. The complete programme of the chair will soon be available on our website.The Ganshof van der Meersch Chair chair, held at the ULB by a visiting professor from Oxford or Cambridge, focuses on the economic, historical, political and legal aspects of European integration or on public law. It was established in 1995 in memory of Walter Jean Ganshof van der Meersch, founder and president of the Institute for European Studies at the ULB, holder of the chair of Public Law at the ULB, attorney general at the Belgian Court of Cassation and vice-president of the European Court of Human Rights.