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Prof. Yugank Goyal
Associate Professor - Public Policy
Email: yugank.goyal@flame.edu.in
Ph.D. in Law and Economics from University of Hamburg, Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Bologna (Erasmus Mundus Fellow); LL.M from Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Hamburg, University of Manchester (Erasmus Mundus Fellow); Bachelor of Technology from SV National Institute of Technology, Surat.

Yugank is Associate Professor – Public Policy at FLAME University. In 2009, he joined O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) as one of its founding faculty member, steering a range of institution building efforts, in particular its research infrastructure and international collaborations. Prior to JGU, he worked with a major private bank, consulting its rural infrastructure projects in eastern India.

He pursued his Master’s and PhD in law and economics, both as Erasmus Mundus Fellow from Europe. His doctoral thesis was titled, Essays in Informal Institutions. After his doctorate, he re-joined JGU, helping build its School of Liberal Arts & Humanities.

Yugank publishes in reputed journals, and also contributes to national dailies and other popular fora. His research interests include regulation, law and development, institutional economics, knowledge structure and psephology. He enjoys teaching interdisciplinary subjects, including institutions, futures studies and ethics. He is a visiting faculty in several institutions including IIMA and IIMK.

He sits on the board of the Indian School of Public Policy, which he helped establish. He routinely engages with the government on public policy issues. Yugank is however, most passionate about small towns and education in India. Recently, he cofounded a philanthropic, crowdfunded school in rural, western UP.

Yugank is also the founder of Centre for Knowledge Alternatives at FLAME University, which maps local data and cultures across India.


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Winds of change in urban India that demand close investigation, Live Mint, March 2022

Far too many small businesses in India stumble on loan eligibility, Live Mint, January 2022

What our Constituent Assembly Debates reveal of a vital process, Live Mint, November 2021

A policy to regulate coaching centres, Hindu, June 2019

Dear government, can we have some real liberalization, Deccan Herald, July 2018

Filmy Family Business, Indian Express, September 2017 (with 

Hindus and Muslims: the True Picture of Divorce, Live Mint July 2017

Access to Excellence. the Hindu, June 2017

BJP in 2017 is a worthier winner than SP in 2012. Quartz, March, 2017.

The Algebra of UP Assembly Elections, Live Mint, 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. Indian Express, February 2017

Govt., give me a tax bargain. DNA, December 2016

The air we breathe: if not now, then when? Live Mint, November 2016 

Shadow Education, Indian Express, June 2016

Group Captive Plants can solve Industrial Units’ Power Woes, Deccan Herald, March 2016

The Algebra of Bihar Assembly, Live Mint, 16 November 2015 

For Pleasure or For Profit: The Promises and Perils of Art Markets, the Caravan, August 2015.