Prashant Loyalka is a Center Research Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and an Assistant Professor (Research) at the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.
His research focuses on addressing inequalities in the education of youth and on improving the quality of education received by youth in a number of countries including China, India, Korea, and Russia. In the course of addressing educational inequalities, Prashant examines the consequences of tracking, financial and informational constraints, and social psychological factors in highly competitive education systems.
His work on understanding educational quality is built around research that assesses and compares student learning in higher education, high school and compulsory schooling. Furthermore, he conducts large-scale evaluations of educational programs and policies that seek to improve student outcomes.