Aaron Chatterji

Aaron Chatterji

Mark Burgess & Lisa Benson-Burgess Distinguished Professor

Academic Area: Strategy
Phone Number: +1.919.660.7903

Teaching / Research Interests


Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Aaron Chatterji, Ph.D. is the Mark Burgess & Lisa Benson-Burgess Distinguished Professor at Duke University’s Fuqua  School of Business and a professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He previously  served as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic  Advisers (CEA) where he worked on policies relating to entrepreneurship,  innovation, infrastructure and economic growth. Chatterji is a Research  Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and was  previously a visiting Associate Professor at The Harvard Business  School. 

Chatterji works at the intersection of 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. 

His new book, co-authored with Michael Lenox, is “Can Business Save the Earth?” (Stanford University Press). 

Chatterji has won multiple teaching awards at Duke, both for his  teaching in the core curriculum and electives. He is a frequent keynote  speaker and experienced facilitator who has worked with top companies in  finance, healthcare, technology, energy, retail, and sports.

Chatterji has authored several op-ed pieces in the New York Times and  the Wall Street Journal. He writes widely for management and policy  audiences with several recent pieces in Harvard Business Review and for  the Brookings Institution. 

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