Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Debipriya Chatterjee


    Economist researching poverty, inequality and public policy issues at the Mayor's Office for Economic Opportunity, New York City. My primary interest and expertise is in analyzing trends in inequality and poverty, especially along racial/gender/ethnic lines. Prior to joining the Mayor's Office I worked as an economist with the City's Independent Budget Office where my research areas included Business Income Taxes, local employment and labor market trends and Personal Income Taxes. I have a Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University. 

    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D. in Economics from Brown University (2010)

    A.M. in Economics from Brown University (2004)

    M.S. in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute (2003). 

    Professional Affiliations:

    American Economic Association

    Research Interests:

    • Income Inequality
      • Trends
      • Macroeconomic factors
      • New York City specific factors 
      • Intergenerational Mobility 
    • Poverty
      • Alternative measurements
      • Predictive modeling of economic risk
      • Poverty across gender and race/ethnicity
    • Public Finance and Public Policy
      • Effects of increasing minimum wage
      • Addressing challenges emerging from non-standard work (Gig economy