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Aroop Chatterjee

Research Manager: Wealth Inequality, Southern Centre for Inequality Studies, University of the Witwatersrand

Aroop Chatterjee leads the research agenda on wealth inequality at the Southern Centre for Inequality Studies. 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 focussed on using new and existing data to develop a wealth distribution in South Africa.

Previously he was the senior economist on labour issues at the National Treasury of South Africa, and was intimately involved in policy making and analysis on the labour market, including the Employment Tax Incentive, and the National Minimum Wage. He has an MSc Development Economics with distinction from the School of Oriental and African Studies, a BSc Economics from the University College London. He is also a Chartered Accountant.


  • –present
    Research Manager: Wealth Inequality, University of the Witwatersrand


  • 2010 
    School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, MSc Development Economics