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Prashant Loyalka

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Prashant Loyalka

Associate Professor

Assistant: Elayne Weissler-Martello

Office: CERAS 422


Prashant Loyalka is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Education and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. His research focuses on examining/addressing inequalities in the education of children and youth and on understanding/improving the quality of education received by children and youth in multiple countries including China, India, Russia, and the United States. He also conducts large-scale evaluations of educational programs and policies that seek to improve student outcomes.

Other Titles

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

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)
SHIPS (PhD): International Comparative Education

Research Interests

Assessment, Testing and Measurement | Diversity and Identity | Higher Education | Immigrants and Immigration | International and Comparative Education | Poverty and Inequality | Teachers and Teaching

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Recent Publications

Loyalka, P., Liu, O. L., Li, G., Kardanova, E., Chirikov, I., Hu, S., … Li, Y. (2021). Skill levels and gains in university STEM education in China, India, Russia and the United States. Nature Human Behaviour.

Mistree, D., Loyalka, P., Fairlie, R., Bhuradia, A., Angrish, M., Lin, J., … Bayat, V. (2021). Instructional interventions for improving COVID-19 knowledge, attitudes, behaviors: Evidence from a large-scale RCT in India. Social Science & Medicine (1982), 276, 113846.

Chu, J., Li, G., Loyalka, P., Liu, C., Rosa, L., & Li, Y. (2020). Stuck in Place? A Field Experiment on the Effects of Reputational Information on Student Evaluations. SOCIAL FORCES, 98(4), 1578–1612.

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