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Prashant Loyalka


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., Popova, A., Li, G., & Shi, Z. (2019). Does Teacher Training Actually Work? Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Evaluation of a National Teacher Training Program. AMERICAN ECONOMIC JOURNAL-APPLIED ECONOMICS, 11(3), 128–54.

Loyalka, P., Sylvia, S., Liu, C., Chu, J., & Shi, Y. (2019). Pay by Design: Teacher Performance Pay Design and the Distribution of Student Achievement. JOURNAL OF LABOR ECONOMICS, 37(3), 621–62.

Loyalka, P., Liu, O. L., Li, G., Chirikov, I., Kardanova, E., Gu, L., … Tognatta, N. (2019). Computer science skills across China, India, Russia, and the United States. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 116(14), 6732–36.

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