Christopher Comer, Dean
PSCI 220 Intorduction to Comparative Government
PSCI 482/582 Politics of the World Economy
PSCI 320 State Formation
PSCI 320 Comparative Democratization
PSCI 520 Comparative Government
Abhishek Chatterjee is an assistant professor of Political Science. His primary research interests are comparative and international political economy, particularly the origins of states and financial markets, and the philosophy of social sciences, especially the relationship between ontology and research methods.
He tends to write about himself in the third person and--unrelated to this latter proclivity--teaches such courses as political economy, state formation, and comparative politics/government (both introductory and graduate).
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2010
Field of Study
Comparative Politics, Political Economy, State and Market Formation, Philosophy of the Social Sciences and Research Methods
- Rulers and Capital in Historical Perspective: State Formation and Financial Development in India and in the United States (Temple University Press, 2017), Amazon.com; Press website
- "Financial Property Rights Under Colonialism: Some Counterfactual Possibilities," Journal of Institutional Economics, 12:4, 797-824 (2016) (Draft version; Final version)
- "Ontology, Epistemology, and Multi Method Research in Political Science,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences, 43:1, 73-99 (2013) (Draft version; Final version)