Santanu Chatterjee

Director, Full-Time MBA & MS in Business Analytics Programs and Associate Professor

  • Director, Full-Time MBA Program
  • Associate Professor
314D Correll Hall
600 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, GA 30602
Phone Numbers
Work 706-542-1709
Email Address


Dr. Santanu Chatterjee is the Director of the Full-Time MBA & MS Business Analytics programs and Associate 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. His teaching portfolio includes Macroeconomic Theory and International Economics in the PhD program, Business Micro- and Macroeconomics in the MBA program (Full-time and Professional), and International Trade, Intermediate Macroeconomics, and Economic Growth and Development in the undergraduate program. He is a three-time winner of the Economics Department’s George P. Swift Teaching Award and the Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching from the Terry College of Business. He has also been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Hamburg and HWWI in Germany. Dr. Chatterjee is currently serving on the Editorial Board for Journal of Macroeconomics.


Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation Year
  • Economics
University of Washington
  • Economics
Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University (India)
  • Economics
St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta (India)

Research Interests

  • Economic Growth
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Growth
  • International Economics
  • Macroeconomics

Prior Professional Positions

Organization / Department Title Years of Service
University of Hamburg, Germany
Department of Economics
Visiting Scholar 2008 to 2014
International Monetary Fund
Research Department
Visiting Scholar 2005 to 2005
University of California-Berkeley
Department of Economics
Visiting Scholar 2000 to 2000


Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Sarah H. Moss Research Fellowship
Sarah H. Moss Foundation
Outstanding Teaching Award
University of Georgia
Terry College of Business
George P. Swift Award for Outstanding Teaching in Undergraduate Economics
Department of Economics, University of Georgia
Poverty and the Economy Grant
UGARF, University of Georgia
University of Georgia Research Foundation (UGARF) Grant
University of Georgia

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Associate Editor
Journal of Macroeconomics
2016 - present

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • S. Chatterjee, S. Turnovsky. 2018. Remittances and the Informal Economy. Journal Of Development Economics, forthcoming.
  • B. Bahadir, S. Chatterjee, T. Lebesmuehlbacher. 2018. The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances. Journal Of International Economics, 111:214-232.
  • S. Chatterjee, J. Gibson, F. Rioja. 2017. Optimal Public Debt Redux. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, 83:162-174.
  • S. Chatterjee. A. Mursagulov. 2016. Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate. Macroeconomic Dynamics, 20:1742-1770.
  • D. Balasubramaniam, S. Chatterjee, D. Mustard. 2014. Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India. Economica, 81:140-160.
  • S. Chatterjee, S. Turnovsky. 2012. Infrastructure and Inequality. European Economic Review, 56:1730-1745.
  • M.j Atolia, S. Chatterjee, S.J. Turnovsky. 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.
  • S. Chatterjee, M. Morshed. 2011. Infrastructure Provision and Macroeconomic Performance. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, 35:1151-1386.
  • S. Chatterjee, S. Ghosh. 2011. The Dual Nature of Public Goods and Congestion: The Role of Fiscal Policy Revisited. Canadian Journal Of Economics, 44:1471-1496.
  • M. Atolia, S. Chatterjee, S. Turnovsky. 2010. How Misleading is Linearization? Evaluating the Dynamics of the Neoclassical Growth Model. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, (34):1550-1571.
  • S. Chatterjee. 2007. Should the Private Sector Provide Public Capital?. Macroeconomic Dynamics, (11):318-346.
  • S. Chatterjee and S.J. Turnovsky. 2007. Foreign Aid and Economic Growth: The Role of Flexible Labor Supply. Journal Of Development Economics, (84):507-533.
  • S. Chatterjee. 2005. Capital Utilization, Economic Growth, and Convergence. Journal Of Economic Dynamics And Control, (29 (12)):2093-2124.
  • S. Chatterjee, G. Sakoulis, and S.J. Turnovsky. 2003. Unilateral Capital Transfers, Public Investment, and Economic Growth. European Economic Review, (47 (6)):1077-1103.