Prashant Loyalka

Prashant Loyalka, PhD

Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education

Rural Education Action Program
Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6055

Research Interests

Economics of Education, International Development, Education Policy, Impact Evaluation, Education Technology, China, India, Russia


Prashant Loyalka is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. His research focuses on addressing inequalities in the education of youth and on improving the quality of education received by youth in multiple countries including China, India, Russia, and the United States. In the course of addressing educational inequalities, Prashant examines the consequences of tracking, financial and informational constraints, as well as social and psychological factors in highly competitive education systems. His work on educational quality is built around research that assesses and compares student learning in higher education, high school and compulsory schooling. He also conducts large-scale evaluations of educational programs and policies that seek to improve student outcomes.