College Fellows and Staff

Professor Chatterji

Professor Monojit Chatterji

Fellow in Economics

College Room: X8

College Tel: +44 1223 3 30878


Personal Biography

Personal Biography

Monojit Chatterji started his academic career at Cambridge. He has held academic appointments at several British, US, Indian, and Australian Universities. He has acted as an External Examiner in leading Universities around the world. He has also held many public appointments on quangos which advise governments in the UK on public policy pertaining to labour markets. As a member of the Welsh Remuneration Board,he is currently directly involved in setting pay, allowances and conditions for the Welsh Assembly. He is also a consultant for the Independent Review Panel which sets pay and conditions for Irish parliamenterians in Stormont. He Chairs the Joint Negotiating Council of UK Fire and Emergency Services.

Monojit's research interests are focussed mainly on unemployment, growth economics, trade unions and inflation (See selected publications below). He is a member of the Research Grant Panel of the Finnish Academy of Sciences. His teaching interests are much broader encompassing micro economics, 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". The course is featured in in their Good Practise Showcase. In 2005 Monojit gave the keynote address entitled "Teaching Relevant Economics" to the Developments in Economics Education Conference, at Cambridge. He regularly gives talks on teaching techniques to newly appointed Lecturers .

Selected Publications

Selected Publications


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


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


"The Public-Private Sector Gender Wage Differential in Britain: Evidence from Matched Employee-Workplace Data" (with Karen Mumford and Peter N Smith), Applied Economics,43, pp 3819-3833


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


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


“The Changing Inter-Industry Wage Structure of the Organised Manufacturing Sector in India,1973-74 to 2003-04 (with Homagni Choudhury), forthcoming Review of Development Economics


“The Public-Private Sector  Gender Wage Differential in Britain: Evidence From Matched Employee-Workplace Data. ” (with Karen Mumford and Peter N Smith), Applied Economics, first published on 17 November 2010(iFirst)


School TeachersReview Body, 19th Report,  (with Anne Wright et al) Cm 7836, The Stationery Office


“A Note on Export Platform Foreign Direct Investment, Training, and Absorptive Capacity”, (with Catia Montagna) – Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 17:2, pp 323 — 332


“Training Hold Up and Social Labour Markets” –Labour Economics, Vol.15, No.2April 08 , pp202-215.


“A Test of the Signalling Hypothesis”, (with L.Singell and P.T.Seaman), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 55, pp 191-215.


“Sickness, Absenteeism, ‘Presenteeism’ and Sick Pay”,(with C.J.Tilley), Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 54, pp669-687.


“Unions and Efficient Training” (with A.Booth) Economic Journal, Vol. 108, pp 328-343.


“Tryst with an Uncertain Destiny”, The New Statesman, 15 August 1997, pp 28-30.


“Union Membership and Wage Bargaining when Membership is not Compulsory” (with A Booth), Economic Journal, Vol. 105, pp 345-361.


“Training Subsidies, Technical Progress and Economic Growth”, The Manchester School, Vol. LXIII, pp 274-282.


“Reputation, Membership and Wages in an Open Shop Trade Union” (with A. Booth), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 45, pp 23-41.


“Real Wages, Productivity, Unemployment and the Cycle”, (with R Sparks), Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol.13, No. 4, pp 495-510.


“Unions, Dutch Disease and Unemployment in the U.K.”, (with S. Price), Oxford Economic Papers, Vol. 40, pp. 302-321.


“Unions, Employment and the Inflation Tax”, Economic Journal, Vol. 96, pp. 342-352.


“Vedoorn’s Law and Kaldor’s Law - a Revisionist Interpretation”, (with M.R. Wickens),  Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics - special issue on “A Symposium on Kaldor’s Growth Laws”, Spring 1983, Vol. 5, pp. 397-413.


“Factor Transfers, Productivity and Economic Growth in U.K. 1961-1977” (with M.R. Wickens), Economica February 1982, Vol. 49, pp. 21-38.


“A Note of Cost Inflation and the State of Economic Theory”, Economic Journal, March 1975, Vol. 85, pp 151-153.