Assistant Professor of Economics
The Pennsylvania State University
Shoumitro Chatterjee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 2018 and was an INET Research Associate at the University of Cambridge in 2018-19.
Shoumitro's recent research has been at the intersection of trade and development economics. One strand of his research focusses on trade in agricultural markets, where he studies reasons for market power and low farmer incomes and also the relationship between agricultural subsidies and underground water. Additionally, he has studied the relationship between growth and fertility in the developing world.
From 2015-16, Shoumitro served as an Economist in the Office of the Chief Economic Advisor of India (Dr. Arvind Subramanian) where he worked on topics related to agriculture and international trade. He contributed extensively to a study on India's free trade agreements, India's agricultural policy, and recommending a framework for the minimum support price of pulses.
At Princeton, Shoumitro was a 2017-18 Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies Graduate Fellow. He also won a Ph.D. scholarship from the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University for his dissertation work. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in Economics from St. Stephen's College, India in 2009 where he won the Ananta Goel Memorial Award. He subsequently completed an MA in economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 2011, where he was the recipient of the Randhir Singh Memorial Scholarship.