Yugank Goyal is associate professor of economics. He received his joint doctorate from Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Bologna and University of Hamburg. Earlier, he majored in law and economics from the same universities (and University of Manchester) for his masters. For both his masters and Ph.D., he was the Erasmus Mundus Fellow. He has an engineering degree from National Institute of Technology, Surat in India.
He is the founding faculty member of OP Jindal Global University, where he assumed crucial role in institution building during its founding stage. He has been the assistant dean for research hand international collaboration, both in its law school as well as in the school of humanities.
He enjoys doing interdisciplinary research and has been, of late, focusing more on institutions and knowledge, law and development, regulation and informality.
Yugank has taught in visiting capacity at IIM Ahmedabad, Vedica Scholars Programme, FLAME University and has been the docent at the Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law & Policy. He routinely offers research advisory to organizations and government departments on public policy, regulatory and higher education. He sits on the Governing Council of the Indian School of Public Policy, and on the boards of emerging technology start-ups in India.
- Of footwear clusters, trade credit and institutional tenacity, in ‘Invisible Institutionalisms. Collective reflections on the shadows of legal globalization,’ by Sara Dezalay and Swethaa Balakrishnen (eds.) Hart Publishing (forthcoming 2020).
- Of entrepreneurs, knowledge commons and informal markets: the case of informal trade credit in India, in ‘Governing Market as Knowledge Commons,’ by Pavel Kuchar and Erwin Dekker (eds.) Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2020)
- The Enchantment of Urbanization: Closer look at market’s narrative in Indian cities, in ‘Investigating Developmentalism: Notions of Development in the Social Sphere,’ by D.N. Pathak and A.K. Das (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan (2019).
- A Short Note on Concept of Validity in Informal Markets, in ‘Legal Validity and Soft Law’, Jaap Hage et. al. (Eds.). Springer (2018) (with Pauline Westerman)
- The Informal Domestic Workers in India: A Descriptive Mapping of NSSO Data, in ‘Recognition of the Rights of Domestic Workers in India: Challenges and the Way Forward’, by U. Mahanta and I. Gupta (eds.) Springer (2018) (with Rakesh Kumar).
- Towards a transaction cost approach to the essential facilities doctrine, in ‘Multidimensional Approaches Towards New Technology: Insights on Innovation, Patents and Competition’, by Indranath Gupta et. al. (Eds.) Springer (2018) (with P. Ramanujam et. al.)
- Cultural Institutions in New Technology: Evidence from Internet Infidelity, in ‘Internet Infidelity’, by Sanjeev Sahni et. al. (Eds.) Springer (2018) (with P. Ramanujam et al)
- The Phoenix of Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education, in ‘The Future of Indian Universities: Comparative and International Perspectives,’ by C. Raj Kumar et. al. (eds.) Oxford University Press (2017).
- Economic and Procedural Constraints for Compulsory Licenses in Medicines, in ‘Compulsory Licensing,’ by Reto Hilty and Kung-Chung Liu (eds.). Springer (2015).
- Ethics and Governance in Climate Change Debate: Need for institutional shift from Nation-States to Individuals, in ‘Ethical Values and Integrity of the Climate Change Regime,’ by Hugh Breakey et. al. (ed.). Ashgate (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)
- 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)
- 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
- A Watch on Coaching Centres, Hindu, June 2019.
- Filmy Family Business. Indian Express, September 2017 (with Kashika Chadha).
- Nitish embracing BJP: A Mockery of Voters. Deccan Herald, July 2017 (with Arun Kaushik).
- Hindus and Muslims: the True Picture of Divorce. Mint July 2017.
- Access to Excellence. Hindu, June 2017 (with Arun Kaushik).
- BJP in 2017 is a worthier winner than SP in 2012. Quartz, March, 2017 (with Arun Kaushik).
- The Algebra of UP Assembly Elections, Mint, March, 2017 (with Arun Kaushik).
- 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 (with Kanika Mahajan).
- The air we breathe: if not now, then when?Mint, November 2016.
- In defence of grade retention. DeccanHerald, 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. Caravan, August 2015.
- Deal with Math Anxiety. Tribune, September 2014
- Development Index with Missing Links, Hindu, October 2013 (with Aseem Prakash)
Yugank has taught Economics, Economic Analysis of Law, Institutions, Mathematical Thinking and Ethics. His course design is highly interdisciplinary.
His research has been under the broad umbrellas of regulation, markets and informality, knowledge structures, ethics, public policy, higher education, psephology and intellectual property rights.
Yugank led a unique project to prepare Gazetteer of Karnal district in Haryana in 2015-16. The project was awarded by government of Haryana and was conceptualized and executed under his leadership. This Gazetteer, arguably, is the first ever effort to be organized and written by someone outside the government. With a team of 32 scholars and researchers, the first volume was written and submitted in a span of merely five months.
The release is pending, but the Executive Summary can be downloaded here. For the complete gazetteer, please get in touch with him (email).
To get a sense of what are gazetteers, please visit the Digital South Asia Library archives by UChicago here, or the Indian government archives here.