Yugank Goyal received his Ph.D. in Economics and Law from University of Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam and University of Bologna as Erasmus Mundus Fellow. He has an LL.M. from University of Manchester and Bachelor of Technology from NIT Surat, India.
He is a founding faculty member of OP Jindal Global University. In addition to helping establish the University, he spearheaded several institution building initiatives, including designing curriculum and academic policies of the University in its formative stage. Between 2009 and 2012, he was the Assistant Professor and Assistant Dean (Research & International Collaborations) at Jindal Global Law School. In his capacity as Assistant Dean, he cultivated research architecture of the law school and led its collaboration with world’s leading law schools and think tanks around the world. As a prolific public speaker in charge of University’s outreach programmes, he has also addressed more than three hundred leading schools, colleges and universities in India on importance of law and social science education.
He has taught Economics I and II, Economic Analysis of Law, Institutions, Mathematics and Environment Science. He has been awarded the Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of his course content and pedagogical innovations he brought in his class.
Prior to joining JGU, he has worked as a Consultant on rural development projects with ICICI Bank’s joint venture with West Bengal state government. He continues to consult governmental and non-governmental organizations on a variety of regulatory projects focusing.
Having studied engineering, economics and law, his work swiftly assumes interdisciplinarity. He has published on matters related to legal institutions, development economics, higher education and intellectual property. He has traveled widely and spoken in international fora on topics of his interest.
He has also served as Faculty at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy and Vedica Scholars Programme for Women in New Delhi.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- Are Small Firms Willing to Pay for Improved Power Supply? Evidence from a Contingent Valuation Study in India, Energy Policy (with Ranjan Ghosh et. al.) (2017, R&R).
- What precedes ‘choice’ in the school choice framework? : A case study from India, International Journal of Educational Development (with Anamika Srivastava) (2017, R&R).
- Informal Institutions in the Regulatory State: the Case of Bureaucracy in India, Law and Development Review, Vol 10 (2017).
- Institutional Cost of Space Law, Journal of Space Law (2017 forthcoming) (with Sreejith S.G.).
- An Enquiry into people’s preferences of communist parties in West Bengal and Kerala: Examining
Electoral Data, Economic and Political Weekly (forthcoming, 2017) (with Arun Kaushik).
- Political Dynamics in Bihar, Economic and Political Weekly Vol 50 (2015) (with Arun Kaushik).
- Towards Decriminalising Prostitution in India, Akron Law Review Vol 47 (2015) (with P. Ramanujam).
- Death of a Discipline: Locating Heterodoxy in Law, Journal of Indian Law Institute Vol 56 (2014).
- One View of Compulsory Licensing: Comparative Perspectives from India and Canada, Marquette Journal of Intellectual Property Law Review, Vol 18 (2014) (with P. Ramanujam).
- Corporate Governance and Informal Institutions: a closer look at BRICS economies, Jindal Global Law Review Vol 5 (2014).
- Book Review: Narayan Lakshman’s Patrons of the Poor. Seminar (2012).
- Need for Private Participation in Food Sector of India: Inefficient Parastatal Agencies and Growing Modern Food Market in India, Asian Journal of Public Affairs, Vol 3 (2010)
- The Phoenix of Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education, in C. Raj Kumar, et al (eds.) The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives, New Delhi: Oxford University Press (2017).
- Ethics and Governance in Climate Change Debate: Need for institutional shift from Nation-States to Individuals, in Hugh Breakey et al (ed.), Ethical Values and Integrity of the Climate Change Regime. Ashgate (2015).
- Economic and Procedural Constraints for Compulsory Licenses in Medicines, in Reto Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu (eds.), Compulsory Licensing. Springer (2015).
- Institutions and Food Security: Case of Food Corporation of India, in Rajeev Malhotra (ed.) India Public Policy Report, Oxford University Press (2015).
- Health Impact Fund and India: Rationale, Applicability and Next Steps, in Thomas Pogge and Mitu Sengupta (eds.), Global Health and Global Justice. Toronto: IDRC (forthcoming)
- Independence and Competence of Regulatory Institutions: An Inquiry into the Informality of Indian Regulatory State, in Pradeep Mehta (ed.) CUTS Annual Series on Regulation (2015)
Reports and Consulting
- Lead Author and Coordinator of preparing, Gazetteer of Karnal, Government of India (forthcoming 2017), commissioned by government of Haryana, India. Gazetteers are government publications, acting as encyclopaedia of regions.
- Author, Report on Streamlining Regulatory Bottlenecks in Select Public Service Delivery in Delhi. Centre for Civil Society and Government of Delhi (ongoing, 2017)
- Author, Status of Implementation of Street Vendors Act in India: State Implementation Index, Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi (2017) (with Prashant Narang).
- External Consultant to NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India, for advising them on Skill Development Legislation of the government of Andhra Pradesh, commissioned by government of Andhra Pradesh, India.
- External Consultant to NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India, for advising them on Legal Nuances in Technology Transfer in Defence Contracts and Defence Startups commissioned by Defence Research & Development Organization.
- President of India’s effort in revolutionizing Higher Education in India, Book Project, commissioned by the Office of the President of India.
- External Consultant to NLU Delhi, for preparing Universal Periodic Review, commissioned by the Ministry of External Affairs for United Nations Human Rights Council.
- Guidelines for establishing University in Afghanistan, Consultancy for a private project in Afghanistan (2015).
- Scheme for Group-Captive Power Plant, through Co-financing in Small Scale Clusters in India, Financing Sustainable Development: Ideas for Action, World Bank Report, p. 103 (September 2015) (with Ranjan Ghosh)
- External Consultant to NLU Delhi, for preparing Universal Periodic Review, commissioned by the Ministry of External Affairs for United Nations Human Rights Council (2010)
- Author, Surrogate Advertising in India, Briefing Paper by CUTS-Centre on Competition, Investment and Regulation no. 3/2009 Reports and Government Projects (2009).
Newspaper Op-ed and Reviews
- BJP in 2017 is a worthier winner than SP in 2012. Quartz, March, 2017.
- The Algebra of UP Assembly Elections, Mint, 22 March, 2017.
- The Ivy League’s dark history shows it is not easy to reject charity that involves dirty money. Quartz, February 2017.
- Enriched by the ‘Outsider’: Economics of cross-border migration. Indian Express. February 2016
- Of Literature and Fossil Fuels. November 2016, Los Angeles Review of Books.
- The air we breathe: if not now, then when? Mint, November 2016
- In defence of grade retention, Deccan Herald, October 2016
- No Country for Teachers, Deccan Herald, September 2016
- Shadow Education, Indian Express, June 2016
- All that ails the Higher Education, Deccan Herald, June 2016
- Foreign Universities in India: An Idea whose time has come, Deccan Herald, May 2016
- Group Captive Plants can solve Industrial Units’ Power Woes, Deccan Herald, March 2016 (with Ranjan Ghosh)
- The Algebra of Bihar Assembly, Mint, December 2015 (with Arun Kaushik)
- For Pleasure or For Profit: The Promises and Perils of Art Markets, the Caravan, August 2015.
- Deal with Math Anxiety, Tribune, September 2014
- Development Index with Missing Links, Hindu, October 2013 (with Aseem Prakash)
Working Papers/Papers under Review
- Why do Informal Markets remain informal? Lessons from an Indian Footwear Cluster
- Legal Institutions of Labour Formalization Processes: Case of Coal Mines Mafia in India
- Institutional Cost of (il)legality of Sex work: Empirical Evidence from India
- Using an Expired Product: Revisiting Wealth Maximization in Law
- Transaction Cost Approach to Understand Informal Markets: A Review
- Locating Informality in the Blind-spots of International Labour Law: The Story of Exclusionary Governance
- How not to institutionalize labour: the case of coal mines mafia in India, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhavan, April 2017 (New Delhi)
- Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, organised by Thailand Institute of Justice, January 2017 (Bangkok, Thailand)
- Regulation of Informality: Case of Prostitution, Regulation Governance Conference, Tilburg University, July 2016 (Tilburg, Netherlands)
- Efficacy and Validity in Informal Markets: Hart and a little bit of Hindi, Validity in Law, University of Groningen, December, 2015 (Groningen, Netherlands).
- Idiosyncratic Knowledge and Informal Markets, Long-Term Processes of Socio-economic Development, Volkswagen Foundation, Hannover, November 2015 (Hannover, Germany).
- Sociology of Informal Markets, for the stream of ‘Governance and Development in the Age of Globalization,’ at Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI), June 2015 (Providence, USA).
- Economics of Sex Work in India, Harvard Law School, June 2015 (Boston, USA).
- Compulsory Licensing and Health Impact Fund: Case of India, Global Health, Global Justice 2015 Conference, Ryerson University, May 2015 (Toronto, Canada).
- Formality vs informality interaction: reflection in institutions and practices, FUB-HSE Doctoral Seminar, Higher School of Economics, Russia, April 2015 (Moscow, Russia).
- Institutional Analysis of Informal Markets: Evidence from India, Joint Seminar on Future of Law and Economics, organised by Université Paris X, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Maastricht University, March 2015 (Paris, France).
- International Labor Law, Exclusion and Governance: Unpacking Informality, Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), American University in Cairo, February 2015 (Cairo, Egypt).
- Market for Art in India, Winter School on Art Law and Value, OP Jindal Global University and Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School, January 2015 (New Delhi, India).
- Using an Expired Product: Revisiting Wealth Maximization in Law, Conference on Philosophy of Law, Debrecen Law School, December 2014 (Debrecen, Hungary).
- Problem with Anthropomorphizing Nation States in Climate Change Debates: Focus on Informal and Heterogeneous Domestic Institutions, Workshop on Values Informing the Integrity System of the Global Climate Regime, University of Queensland and Griffiths University, November 2014 (Brisbane, Australia).
- Understanding Trade Credit Institutions in Small Businesses: History and Sociology of the Informal Footwear Industry in Agra, Conference on Informal and Everyday Markets, Centre for Modern Indian Studies, University of Göttingen, June 2014 (Göttingen, Germany).
- Informal Market Institutions: Evidence from Footwear Industry in India, Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, Xiamen University, December 2013 (Xiamen, China).
- Scope and Duration of Compulsory Licensing, Conference on Compulsory Licensing, Max Planck Institute for IP and Competition Law and Academia Sinica, Taiwan, December 2012 (Taipei, Taiwan).
- Institutions and Indian Polity, Seminar at International University College, Turin, Oct 2011 (Turin, Italy).
- The Essentiality of Informal Institutions: Experience from Informal Corporate Financing, 10th European School of New Institutional Economics, May 2011 (Corsica, France).
- Theoretical Treatment of Law’s Experiments with Economics: Expanding Frontiers and Journeys Across Divides, Doctoral Forum on Legal Theory, Melbourne Law School, Dec 2010 (Melbourne, Australia).
- Rethinking the Institution of Compulsory Licensing: Perspective from Law and Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Oct 2010 (Toronto, Canada).