Aaron K. Chatterji

Associate Professor, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Aaron Chatterji, PhD is an Associate Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Sanford School of Public Policy. He previously served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) where he worked on a wide range of policies relating to entrepreneurship, innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. Chatterji was also a visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Business School from 2014-2015. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. 

Chatterji works at the intersection between academia, public policy and business, investigating the most important forces shaping our economy and society. His academic work has been published in the top journals in strategic management, economics, finance and organizational studies and he has received several awards for his research, including the 2017 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in entrepreneurship, the Rising Star award from the Aspen Institute and the Strategic Management Society Emerging Scholar award. Chatterji has also won numerous teaching awards at Duke, for his teaching in the core curriculum and electives.

He has authored several op-ed pieces, including in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has frequently appeared on national TV and radio. His new book, co-authored with Michael Lenox, is “Can Business Save the Earth?” (Stanford University Press)

Chatterji was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and previously worked as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. He received his PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley and his BA in Economics from Cornell University.