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Prashant Loyalka

Prashant Loyalka

Faculty Affiliate
Stanford King Center on Global Development
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Education
Senior Fellow
Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)
Faculty Member
Rural Education Action Program (REAP)
PhD, International Comparative Education, Stanford University, 2009
MA, Economics, Stanford University, 2008
BA, Economics, Stanford University, 1997


Prashant Loyalka is an associate professor at the Graduate School of Education, a senior fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and a faculty member of the rural education action program at Stanford University. His research focuses on examining/addressing inequalities in the education of youth and on understanding/improving the quality of education received by youth in large developing economies including China, Russia and India. In the course of addressing educational inequalities, Prashant examines the consequences of financial constraints, limited information and choices, tracking and admissions rules, and social psychological factors in competitive education environments. His work on understanding educational quality is built around research that assesses and compares student learning in higher education, high school and compulsory schooling. Furthermore, he conducts large-scale evaluations of educational programs and policies that seek to improve student outcomes.

Research Interests: 
Economics of Education, China