Visiting Professor of Economics
Professor Banerjee is a graduate of the University of Delhi, India and received his doctorate in economics from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. Prior to joining Haverford College, he was a senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund. He also previously taught at the University of Oxford and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Drawing on his experience at the IMF, Professor Banerjee teaches a course on “Economics of transition and euro adoption in central and eastern Europe”, and a course on “Empirical macroeconomics” aimed at providing students an understanding of the design and implementation of macroeconomic and financial policies. He also teaches introductory and upper level courses on macroeconomics, and advises senior theses.
B.A. and M.A., University of Delhi
M.Phil. and D.Phil., University of Oxford
Professor Banerjee’s research interests are labor economics and empirical macroeconomics. His current research projects include: Job reservations for backward castes in India; Ethnic discrimination in Macedonia; Happiness and ethnicity in Macedonia; Worker flows in Slovenia during the financial crisis; Firm-level wage-productivity adjustments in Slovenia; and Foreign exchange market intervention and exchange rate volatility in Slovakia. For list of publications, see curriculum vitae.