Director, Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics Programs and Josiah Meigs Professor of Economics
Dr. Santanu Chatterjee is the Director of the Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics programs and a Josiah Meigs Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. Prior to joining UGA's Economics Department in 2001, he earned his PhD from the University of Washington. Dr. Chatterjee's research interests lie at the intersection of economic growth and development, with a focus on foreign aid, the provision and financing of public goods, income inequality, and the external adjustment of developing countries. He is a three-time winner of the Economics Department's George P. Swift Teaching Award, the Hough O. Nourse MBA Teacher of the Year Award, the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching from the Terry College of Business, and the Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professorship from the University of Georgia. He has also been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Hamburg in Germany. Dr. Chatterjee is currently serving on the Editorial Boards for Economic Inquiry and the Journal of Macroeconomics.
PhD, Economics, University of Washington, 2001
MA, Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (India), 1996
BS, Economics, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta (India), 1994
Prior Professional Positions
University of Hamburg, Germany, Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar, 2008 to 2014
International Monetary Fund, Research Department, Visiting Scholar, November 2005
University of California-Berkeley, Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar, January-April 2000
SEC Academic Leadership Development Fellow, 2019-2020
Hugh O. Nourse Outstanding MBA Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2018
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Georgia, 2018
University of Georgia Teaching Academy, Class of 2018
Sarah H. Moss Research Fellowship, Sarah H. Moss Foundation, 2011
Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2010
George P. Swift Award for Outstanding Teaching in Undergraduate Economics, Department of Economics, University of Georgia, 2003, 2006, and 2009
Poverty and the Economy Grant, UGARF, University of Georgia, 2007
University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) Grant, University of Georgia, 2003
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Director, Full-Time MBA Program, 2014 – present
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Director, MS Business Analytics Program, 2018 – present
University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Department of Economics, Graduate Coordinator, 2009 – 2013
Areas of Expertise
- Economic Growth
- International Economics
- Economic Growth
- International Economics
- 2018. Remittances and the Informal Economy. Journal Of Development Economics, 133:66-83.
- 2018. The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances. Journal Of International Economics, 111:214-232.
- 2017. Optimal Public Debt Redux.Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, 83:162-174.
- 2016. Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 20:1742-1770.
- 2014. Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India.Economica, 81:140-160.
- 2012. Infrastructure and Inequality.European Economic Review, 56:1730-1745.
- 2012. Growth and Inequality: Dependence on the Time Path of Productivity Increases (and Other Structural Changes). Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control,36:331-348.
- 2011. Infrastructure Provision and Macroeconomic Performance. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, 35:1151-1386.
- 2011. The Dual Nature of Public Goods and Congestion: The Role of Fiscal Policy Revisited. Canadian Journal Of Economics, 44:1471-1496.
- 2010. How Misleading is Linearization? Evaluating the Dynamics of the Neoclassical Growth Model. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, (34):1550-1571.
- 2007. Should the Private Sector Provide Public Capital?. Macroeconomic Dynamics, (11):318-346.
- 2007. Foreign Aid and Economic Growth: The Role of Flexible Labor Supply. Journal Of Development Economics, (84):507-533.
- 2005. Capital Utilization, Economic Growth, and Convergence. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, (29 (12)):2093-2124.
- 2003. Unilateral Capital Transfers, Public Investment, and Economic Growth.European Economic Review, (47 (6)):1077-1103.
Associate Editor, Journal of Macroeconomics (January 2016-present)