Santanu Chatterjee
Dean’s Office | Full-Time MBA

Associate Dean for Diversity, International and Master's Programs, Director, Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics Programs and Josiah Meigs Professor of Economics

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Dr. Santanu Chatterjee is the Associate Dean for Diversity, International and Master's Programs and a Josiah Meigs Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. He also serves as the Director of the Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics programs. Prior to joining UGA's Economics Department in 2001, he earned his PhD from the University of Washington. Dr. Chatterjee 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


Kamerschen-Hampton Research Award, Department of Economics, UGA, 2021

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


Associate Dean for Diversity, International and Master's Programs, 2021-present

Director, Full-Time MBA Program, 2014 – present

Director, MS Business Analytics Program, 2018 – present

Department of Economics, Graduate Coordinator, 2009 – 2013

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Growth
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics

Research Interests

  • Economic Growth
  • International Economics
  • Development Economics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • S. Chatterjee, M. Kelly, and S. Turnovsky. 2021. Foreign Aid, Public Investment and the Informal Economy. Economic Inquiry, forthcoming.
  • S. Chatterjee, T. Lebesmuehlbacher, A. Narayanan. 2021. How Productive is Public Investment? Evidence from Formal and Informal Production in India. 2021. Journal of Development Economics 151: 10265.
  • S. Chatterjee, S. Turnovsky. 2018Remittances and the Informal EconomyJournal Of Development Economics133:66-83
  • B. Bahadir, S. Chatterjee, T. Lebesmuehlbacher. 2018The Macroeconomic Consequences of RemittancesJournal Of International Economics111:214-232
  • S. Chatterjee, J. Gibson, F. Rioja. 2017Optimal Public Debt ReduxJournal Of Economic Dynamics And Control83:162-174
  • S. Chatterjee. A. Mursagulov. 2016Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange RateMacroeconomic Dynamics20:1742-1770
  • D. Balasubramaniam, S. Chatterjee, D. Mustard. 2014Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural IndiaEconomica81:140-160
  • S. Chatterjee, S. Turnovsky. 2012Infrastructure and InequalityEuropean Economic Review56:1730-1745
  • M. Atolia, S. Chatterjee, S.J. Turnovsky. 2012Growth and Inequality: Dependence on the Time Path of Productivity Increases (and Other Structural Changes)Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control,36:331-348
  • S. Chatterjee, M. Morshed. 2011Infrastructure Provision and Macroeconomic PerformanceJournal Of Economic Dynamics And Control35:1151-1386
  • S. Chatterjee, S. Ghosh. 2011The Dual Nature of Public Goods and Congestion: The Role of Fiscal Policy RevisitedCanadian Journal Of Economics44:1471-1496
  • M. Atolia, S. Chatterjee, S. Turnovsky. 2010How Misleading is Linearization? Evaluating the Dynamics of the Neoclassical Growth ModelJournal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, (34):1550-1571
  • S. Chatterjee. 2007Should the Private Sector Provide Public Capital?Macroeconomic Dynamics, (11):318-346
  • S. Chatterjee and S.J. Turnovsky. 2007Foreign Aid and Economic Growth: The Role of Flexible Labor SupplyJournal Of Development Economics, (84):507-533
  • S. Chatterjee. 2005Capital Utilization, Economic Growth, and ConvergenceJournal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, (29 (12)):2093-2124
  • S. Chatterjee, G. Sakoulis, and S.J. Turnovsky. 2003Unilateral Capital Transfers, Public Investment, and Economic GrowthEuropean Economic Review, (47 (6)):1077-1103.

Editorial Appointments

Associate Editor, Economic Inquiry (October 2018-present)
Associate Editor, Journal of Macroeconomics (January 2016-present)