Aroop Chatterjee

Aroop Chatterjee

Visiting Fellow

Department of Methodology

Key Expertise
Wealth, global South, policy

About me

Aroop Chatterjee leads the research agenda on wealth inequality at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Aroop is currently developing a strategy to bring disparate streams of related research across disciplines and countries under the lens of wealth inequality. He is also focused on using new and existing data to develop an interdisciplinary understanding of wealth in South Africa. Previously he was the senior economist on labour issues at the National Treasury of South Africa.   He is also an ODI Fellow and Chartered Accountant. He has an MSc Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies, a BSc Economics from the University College London and a BA in Philosophy from University of London.


Journal Articles

Brou, Daniel, Aroop Chatterjee, Jerry Coakley, Claudia Girardone, and Geoffrey Wood. "Corporate governance and wealth and income inequality." Corporate Governance: An International Review 29, no. 6 (2021): 612-629

Chatterjee, Aroop, Léo Czajka, and Amory Gethin. "Wealth Inequality in South Africa, 1993–2017." The World Bank Economic Review 36, no. 1 (2022): 19-36.

Chatterjee, Aroop. "Measuring wealth inequality in South Africa: An agenda." Development Southern Africa 36, no. 6 (2019): 839-859.

Other publications and working papers:

Chatterjee, Aroop, Léo Czajka, and Amory Gethin, “A wealth tax for South Africa: A proposal to help finance COVID-19 pandemic measures” in “Wealth tax: Perspectives in a post-pandemic world”, Policy in Focus, Volume No. 18, Issue No. 3, December 2021

Expertise Details

Wealth and inequality; elites; corporate governance; economic policy