SANTANU CHATTERJEE

Director, MBA Program (Full-time)

& Associate Professor of Economics

Terry College of Business

University of Georgia

Athens, GA 30602

Phone: (706) 542-1709

Email: schatt@uga.edu


 

Education

University of Washington, Seattle, USA

      Ph.D., Economics, 2001

 

Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, INDIA

      M.A., Economics, 1996

 

St. Xavier’s College, University of Calcutta, INDIA

      B.Sc.(First Class-Honors), Economics, 1994

 

Employment

University of Georgia, Department of Economics

      Associate Professor (with tenure), August 2007-present

      Director, MBA Program (Full-time), August 2014-present

      Graduate Coordinator, 2009-2013

      Assistant Professor, August 2001-July 2007

 

Other Positions

University of Hamburg, Germany

      Visiting Scholar, 2008-present (summer semester)

 

Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI), Germany

      Visiting Scholar, 2008-2009 (summer)

 

International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C.

      Visiting Scholar (Research Department), November 2005

 

University of California, Berkeley

      Visiting Scholar, January-March 2000

 

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

      Research Assistant (for Charles Engel), June-September 1999

 

Research Interests

      Macroeconomics, International Economics, Growth, Development, Public Policy

 

Teaching

Graduate: Macroeconomic Theory (PhD), International Economics (PhD), Economic Growth (PhD), Business Macroeconomics (MBA), Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Leaders (EMBA)

Undergraduate: International Economics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Economic Growth and Development, The International Business Environment

 

Publications

 

I.   Refereed Publications

 

[1] “To Spend the U.S. Government Surplus or Increase the Deficit? A Numerical Analysis of the Policy Options” (with S.J. Turnovsky). Journal of the Japanese and International Economies 16, p. 405-435 (2002).  NBER-CEPR Special Issue on Fiscal Adjustment (lead article).

 

[2] “Unilateral Capital Transfers, Public Investment, and Economic Growth” (with G. Sakoulis and S.J. Turnovsky).  European Economic Review, 47(6), p. 1077-1103 (2003).

 

[3] “Substitutability of Capital, Investment Costs, and Foreign Aid” (with S.J. Turnovsky) in S. Dowrick, R. Pitchford and S.J. Turnovsky (ed.), Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Dynamics: Recent Developments in Economic Theory.  Cambridge University Press (2004). 

 

[4] “Capital Income Taxes and Growth in a Stochastic Economy: A Numerical Analysis of the Role of Risk Aversion and Intertemporal Substitution” (with P. Guiliano and S.J. Turnovsky).  Journal of Public Economic Theory, 6(2), p. 277-310 (2004).

 

[5] “Financing Public Investment Through Foreign Aid: Consequences for Economic Growth and Welfare” (with S.J. Turnovsky).  Review of International Economics, 13(1), p. 20-44 (2005).

 

[6] “Capital Utilization, Economic Growth, and Convergence” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 29(12), p. 2093-2124 (2005) (lead article).

 

[7] “Foreign Aid and Economic Growth: The Role of Flexible Labor Supply” (with S.J. Turnovsky). Journal of Development Economics, 84(1), p. 507-533 (2007).

 

[8] “Should the Private Sector Provide Public Capital?”  Macroeconomic Dynamics, 11 (3), p. 318-346 (2007).

 

[9] “How Misleading is Linearization? Evaluating the Dynamics of the Neoclassical Growth Model” (with M. Atolia and S. Turnovsky).  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 34, p. 1550-1571 (2010).

 

[10] “Infrastructure Provision and Macroeconomic Performance” (with AKM Mahbub Morshed).  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 35, p. 1151-1386 (2011).

 

[11] “The Dual Nature of Public Goods and Congestion: The Role of Fiscal Policy Revisited” (with Sugata Ghosh), Canadian Journal of Economics 44, p. 1471-1496 (2011).

 

[12] “Growth and Inequality: Dependence on the Time Path of Productivity Increase (and Other Structural Changes)” (with Manoj Atolia and Stephen Turnovsky), Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 36, p. 331-348 (2012).

 

[13] “Where Has all the Money Gone? Foreign Aid and the Quest for Growth” (with P. Giuliano and I. Kaya). The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (Contributions) 12 (1), article 26, 1-34 (2012).

 

[14] “Infrastructure and Inequality” (with S. Turnovsky). European Economic Review 56, 1730-1745 (2012).

 

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

 

II.  Non-refereed Publications

 

Workbook for Methods of Macroeconomic Dynamics, Second Edition (with S.J. Turnovsky and M.K. Hendrickson). The MIT Press (2000).

 

Research in Progress

 

“Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate” (with A. Murzagulov). Revision requested, Macroeconomic Dynamics

 

“The Macroeconomic Consequences of Remittances” (with Berrak Bahadir and Thomas Lebesmuehlbacher)

 

“Foreign Aid, Remittances, and the Informal Economy” (with S. Turnovsky)

 

“The Macroeconomics of Healthcare” (with Mark Kelly)

 

 “The Distributional Consequences of Access to Safe Water and Sanitation on Child Nutrition in India: A Quantile Regressions Approach” (with D. Balasubramaniam and D. Mustard)

 

 

Academic Presentations

 

I.    Conference Presentations

 

 

 

II.   Invited Seminars, 2001-2013

 

Academic: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, IMF Institute, Georgia State University, International Monetary Fund (Research Dept.), University of Hamburg, Hamburg Institute for International Economics, University of Tennessee, University of Florida, Florida State University, Southern Illinois University, Auburn University, University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, Louisiana State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Clemson University, University of Kansas, University of Warwick, Emory University, and University of Washington.

 

Non-academic: Eastman Chemical Company, TradeSecure, Inc., GE Capital

 

Awards

 

I.    Teaching Awards

 

 

II.   Research Awards and Fellowships

 

 

 

Ph.D. Advising

 

Major Professor

            Azer Mursagulov (PhD, 2008; International Monetary Fund)

            Ilker Kaya (PhD, 2009; American University, UAE)

            Divya Balasubramaniam (PhD, 2010; Saint Joseph’s University)

            Mark Kelly (in progress)

            Thomas Lebesmuehlbacher (in progress)

Abhinav Narayanan (in progress)

 

Reader

            David Beckworth (PhD, 2003; Texas State University)

            Won-Joong Kim (PhD, 2005; Samsung Research Institute, Korea)

            Hakan Danis (PhD, 2009; BBVA Compass Bank)

            Ramaprasad Rajaram (PhD, 2010; GE Healthcare)

            Elkin Nurmmamadov (PhD, 2010; Central Bank of Azerbaijan)

            Ruxandra Brebenel (in progress)

 

Refereeing Activity:

 

Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Economic Growth, International Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of International Economics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Economic Theory, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Economic Inquiry, Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Review of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Journal of Macroeconomics, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Bulletin of Economic Research, Open Economies Review, Economics Bulletin, Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Income Inequality, Public Finance Review, Princeton University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press.