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Prashant Loyalka

  • Prashant Loyalka has been at HSE University since 2011.

Education and Degrees

  • 2009

    Stanford University

  • 2009

    Doctoral programme in International Comparative Education
    Stanford University

  • 2008

    Master's in Economics
    Stanford University

  • 1997

    Bachelor's in Economics
    Stanford University

Courses (2021/2022)

Courses (2020/2021)

Research Seminar (Postgraduate course’s programme; 1 year, 2 semester)Rus


Employment history


Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University


Associate Professor (w/tenure), Graduate School of Education, Stanford University


Center Research Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University


Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University


Assistant Professor (Research), Graduate School of Education, Stanford University


Assistant Professor, Peking University


Visiting Professor (HuangHe Scholar), Henan University

Participation in research grants and projects

  • Principal Investigator (CIEFR-side), “Investment in Vocational vs. General Schooling: Evaluating China’s Expansion of Vocational Education and Laying the Foundation for Further Vocational Education Evaluation,” with Stanford, Oxford, Chinese Academy of Sciences (October 2010-2013).  
  • Principal Investigator, “Can Special Magnet High Schools for China’s Poorest Equalize College-Going Opportunities? An Extensive Evaluation of Ningxia’s Key Magnet High School Project” with Y.Q. Song and J.G. Wei (June 2009—May 2011). (Funded by the Ningxia Provincial Government) 
  • Principal Investigator (for China), “The Impacts of Rapid Higher Education Expansion in the World’s Largest Developing Economies,” with Martin Carnoy, Isak Froumin, Jandhyala Tilak, Maria Dobryakova, others  (July 2007-Sept. 2011). (Funded by CIEFR) 
  • Researcher, “The Impacts of Vouchers and Savings Plans on Migrant Students Educational Achievement and Educational Choices.” (September 2010-June 2012). (Funded by FAB) 
  • Principal Investigator, “Estimating the Effects of Information on Student Education and Work Choices: Evidence from Two Cluster-RCTs,” with Y.Q. Song and J.G. Wei (2008-2009). (Funded by CIEFR) 
  • Co-Principal, “Comparing the Impacts of Private and Public School Education on Beijing Migrant Children’s Educational Outcomes,” with Y.Q. Song and J.G. Wei (2009-March 2010) (Funded by CIEFR) 
  • Researcher, “Early Childhood Care (ECE) and Education: A Pilot Randomized Intervention in Northwest China,” with Scott Rozelle and Jennifer Adams (2008).

Recent conferences

  • “The Impacts of Building Key Magnet High Schools for China’s Disadvantaged Students: Evidencefrom a Short-Interrupted Time-Series Design with Multiple Comparison Groups.” Minding the Gap: 3ie Impact Evaluation Conference. Cuernavaca, Mexico, June 15-17, 2011.
  • “The Expansion and Quality of Engineering Education in China.” Comparative International Education Society Annual Meeting, Montreal, May 1-5, 2011.
  • “Financial aid, college choices, and information: evidence from a cluster-RCT in China.” Panel on Education RCTs in China. American Economic Association’s Annual Meeting. Colorado, January 7-9, 2011.
  • Is Aid Reaching Poor Students? The Distribution of Student Financial Aid across China’s Higher Education System.” Association for Education Finance and Policy Annual Meeting. Seattle, March 24-26, 2011.
  •  “The Extra Costs of Disability in China.” 4th Forum for the Development of Work on Disability in China. Beijing, China, Decembe

Timetable for today

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Researchers Assess Student Performance in Mathematics, Physics, and Critical Thinking

A group of researchers representing four countries summed up the results of the Supertest, a large-scale study of the academic performance of engineering students in Russia, China, India, and the United States. It is the first study to track the progress of students in computer science and electrical engineering over the course of their studies with regard to their abilities in physics, mathematics, and critical thinking and compare the results among four countries. The article about study was published in Nature Human Behavior.

How Academic Dishonesty Seeps into the Workplace

How does academic dishonesty of students correlate with honesty in further work? A group of scientists, including Evgenia Shmeleva, Research Fellow at the HSE Institute of Education, conducted research answering this question. During an open online seminar of a research group dedicated to ‘Academic Ethics in the Educational Context,’ Evgenia Shmeleva presented ‘Does Academic Dishonesty Seep into the Workplace? Evidence from a Longitudinal Study,’ which was prepared jointly with Igor Chirikov (University of California at Berkeley-HSE University) and Prashant Loyalka (Stanford University-HSE University)

Institute of Education Researchers Attend Meeting of American Educational Research Association

Elena Kardanova, the director of the Centre of Education Quality Monitoring, and Alina Ivanova, junior research fellow of the same centre, have participated in the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) held in Washington, DC. The conference dedicated to ‘Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies’ took place on April 7–12 and gathered around 14000 participants from all over the world.

IoE researchers at the AERA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC

Two researchers of the Institute of Education have taken part in the AERA Annual Meeting that was held in Washington, DC on April, 7–12. Alina Ivanova, IoE postgraduate student, shares her view on five reasons to attend one of the largest conferences in the field of education research.

Publication by IOE Staff Members in International Journal

The article ‘Developing instruments to assess and compare the quality of engineering education: the case of China and Russia’ by the group of IOE staff members (Elena Kardanova, Prashant Loyalka,  Igor Chirikov, Ekaterina ENchikova) was published on the online platform of the journal ‘Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education’ issued by Taylor & Francis.

Is Shadow Education Good for Us?

Prashant Loyalka is a visiting Leading Research Fellow at the HSE Institute for Education and the International Laboratory for Education Policy Analysis. His research article, ‘Does Shadow Education Help Students Prepare for College?’ will be published in the International Journal of Educational Development Vol 49, in July 2016. In an interview with HSE News Service, Dr Loyalka talked about his research into the advantages and shortcomings of shadow education and about why American parents send their kids to after-school Russian math class.

High Demand for Education in BRIC Countries is Built on a Lack of Respect for Trades

A HSE Institute of Education seminar on September 16, saw the launch of the Russian-language book Mass higher education – BRIC triumph?  by HSE publishing house (the English original, University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy, Triumph of the BRICs? was published last year by Stanford University Press). Attendees discussed development trends in higher education.

33 million 

is how many first-years will be admitted to Chinese universities in 2020. These and other interesting facts are presented in the book University Expansion in a Changing Global Economy. Triumph of the BRICs?,which has been released in Russian by the publishing house of the Higher School of Economics. The English version of the book was published a year ago by Stanford University’s publishing house.

What Affects Engineering Education Quality in Emerging Economies?

‘Factors Affecting the Quality of Engineering Education in the Four Largest Emerging Economies’, an article co-authored by Isak Froumin,Martin Carnoy and Prashant Loyalka, was published in the academic journal Higher Education. The article focuses on assessing the evolving capacity of higher education systems in BRIC countries with respect to producing qualified engineering graduates.