Director, Full-Time MBA Program

& Associate Professor of Economics


Dr. Santanu Chatterjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Director of the Full-Time MBA Program at The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business. Prior to joining UGA's Economics Department in 2001, Dr. Chatterjee 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.

Recent Papers                                       

Aid, Remittances, and the Informal Economy (with S. Turnovsky), November 2014.


The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances (with B. Bahadir and T. Lebesmuehlbacher), October 2014.


Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate (with Azer Mursagulov), Macroeconomic Dynamics, forthcoming.


Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India (with D. Balasubramaniam and D. Mustard), Economica 81, 140-160 (2014).


Infrastructure and Inequality (with S. Turnovsky), European Economic Review 56, 1730-1745 (2012).


Growth and Inequality: Dependence on the Time Path of Productivity Increases (and Other Structural Changes) (with M. Atolia and S. Turnovsky), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 36, 331-348 (2012).


Where Has all the Money Gone? Foreign Aid and the Composition of Government Spending (with P. Giuliano and I. Kaya), B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions) 12 (1), 1-34 (2012).


Infrastructure Provision and Macroeconomic Performance (with M. Morshed), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 35, 1151-1386 (2011).


The Dual Nature of Public Goods and Congestion: The Role of Fiscal Policy Revisited (with S. Ghosh), Canadian Journal of Economics 44, 1471-1496 (2011).


Last Updated: December 8, 2014