About Professor Monojit Chatterji

Monojit is a Professor of the Economics Faculty. He has previously held academic appointments at several British, US, Indian and Australian Universities. He has acted as an External Examiner in leading Universities around the world and held many public appointments advising governments in the UK on public policy pertaining to labour markets.

His research interests are focused mainly on unemployment, growth economics, trade unions and inflation. His teaching interests are much broader, encompassing microeconomics, quantitative methods and development economics as well as macro and labour economics. In 2001, he won the prestigious Economics Network Prize for the best undergraduate course in UK Economics for his first year course “Global Economic Perspectives”.

He is published in over 50 peer-refereed academic journals, and has been interviewed by the BBC during the Greek economic crisis. He broadcasts on BBC radio, local radio and Grampian TV, and write articles in The Times of India, The Independent, and the Scotsman on Indian affairs, education, and economic policy.



PhD, University of Cambridge (1983)

MA, University of Cambridge (1976)

BA (Econ. Hons) First Class, University of Cambridge (1972)

BA (Econ. Hons) First Class, University of Bombay (1970)


Academic Honours and Appointments

College Lecturer, Director of Studies and Fellow in Economics, Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Honorary Professor at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Emeritus Professor at Dundee University

Fellow, HEA

Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Dundee (2009)

Honorary Graduands Award for Innovative Teaching, University of Dundee (2002)

Economics LTSN Prize for the best undergraduate course in the UK, LTSN (2001)

Editor, Dundee Discussion Papers in Economics

Consultant Advisor and Lecturer at the Civil Service College

Studentship, Christ’s College, University of Cambridge (1972- 1975)

Wrenbury Prize in Political Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge (1972)

British Council Scholarship to Cambridge (1972)

Fellowship, Elphinstone College, Bombay (1970)


Public Appointments

Member of Police Remuneration Review Body by appointment of the Home Secretary (2018)

Lay Member of the Speakers Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (by appointment of House of Commons) (2014 – 2018).

Special Adviser to the Welsh Assembly Commission (2015 – 2018).

Member, National  Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board (by Appointment of the Welsh Assembly) (2011 – 2016)

Chair, Joint Negotiating Council of UK Fire and Emergency Services (2011 – 2015)

Member, School Teachers’ Review Body, by appointment of Charles Clarke, Secretary of State, DFES. (2001 – 2009)

Member, Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal , by appointment of the Lord President. (2001 – 2009)

Member, Advisory Board, BBC World Service

Vice Chairman, National Appeals Panel, Scotland

Invited participant to the House of Commons All Party Select Committee on Overseas Development and to Overseas Development Institute Seminars



Professor Monojit Chatterji's Research

Professor Chatterji’s main research interests include human resources and personnel (trade unions, contracts, training policy, education), international development (globalisation and growth), political economy (mainly with respect to South Asia). He has received research grants and awards from numerous organisations including the Scottish Economic Society (Scotecon), the British Council, the British Academy, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the Nuffield Foundation.


Recent Publications

Police Remuneration Review Body, 4th Report”, (with  David Lebrecht et. al.) (2018)

Determination on Members Pay and Allowances”, Remuneration Board for the National Assembly for Wales (with George Reid et. al.), (2012)

Office Holder Remuneration” –  Report of the Remuneration Board for the National Assembly for Wales(with George Reid et. al.), ISBN 9780956401427, (2011)

Fit for Purpose” – Report of the Remuneration Board for the National Assembly for Wales (with George Reid et. al.)ISBN 9780956401410, (2011)

“School Teachers Review Body, 14th to 19th  Reports”,  The Stationery Office (2004 – 2011)


Recent Papers

Determinants of public education expenditure: evidence from Indian states”, (with S Mohan and S Ghosh Dastidar), International Journal of Education and Development, Vol 6, No. 1, pp 1-19 (2015)

Liberalization and the Changing Inter-industry Wage Structure of the Organized Manufacturing Sector in India, 1973/74–2003/04”,(with H Chowdhury) Review of Development Economics, 17(2), pp 365–378 (2013)

Flying High and Lying Low in the Public and Private sectors: A Comparison of Pay Differentials for Male Full Time Employess”, (with Karen Mumford), Australian Journal of Labour Economics, 15(3), pp 235-259 (2012)

The Public-Private Sector Gender Wage Differential in Britain: Evidence from Matched Employee-Workplace Data” (with Karen Mumford and Peter Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 54, pp669-687 (2011)

Professor Monojit Chatterji's Teaching

Monojit started teaching in 1972 as a Tutor in Economics at Christ’s College, Cambridge. He has taught at the University of Essex, the University of Dundee, University of Cambridge and held visiting lectureships at the University of California, the Indian Statistical Institute and Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).

He has taught both undergraduates and graduates at a number of institutions in the UK, USA and India in Quantitative Methods (Statistics and Mathematics), Applied Econometrics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Theory and Policy, Labour Economics, Risk, Uncertainty and Information and Development Economics.

He is College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Economics at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, Fellow in Economics, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, Emeritus Professor,  University of Dundee and Honorary Professor, Herriot Wyatt University.

His University Administrative and Managerial Experience includes Steering Committee, MSc Globalisation, Director, MSc International Business and Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Dundee.  Head of Department, Department of Economics and Management, University of Dundee, Promotions Committee, University of Dundee, Member, Executive Committee, Scottish Doctoral Programme in Economics.  Member, Senate, University of Dundee.  Member of the Board of School of Social Science, University of Essex. Director of Research, Department of Economics, University of Essex.

He is an External Examiner for BA Economics at the University of Durham and has acted as an External Examiner in leading Universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, and as an External Assessor for tenure and promotion candidates at the Universities of Massachusetts and Oregon, American University and Vassar College, USA.


Recent Academic Posts

Professor of Economics, New College of the Humanities (2017)

Honorary Professor, Herriot Watt University (2017)

Visiting Lecturer, New College of the Humanities (2016 – 2017)

College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Economics, Trinity Hall, Cambridge (2013 – present)

Emeritus Professor, University of Dundee (2014)

Fellow in Economics, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (2010)


Course development

Professor Chatterji initiated and developed the MSc in International Business in 2004 at the University of Dundee. As Director of the programme, he is  responsible for programme development, management and student recruitment.

He is the winner of the Economics Network Award for best First Year Course in 2001.