Faculty and Staff

Abhishek Chatterjee

Abhishek Chatterjee

International & Comparative Politics, International Political Economy

Office: 355 Liberal Arts Building
Email: abhishek.chatterjee@umontana.edu
Office Hours:

Mondays, 12:30-2:30 pm; Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 pm, or by appointment


Curriculum Vitae


PSCI 220 Intorduction to Comparative Politics

PSCI 391 International Political Economy

PSCI 320 State Formation in South Asia

PSCI 320 Comparative Democratization

PSCI 520 Comparative Government

Personal Summary

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

Selected Publications


  • 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)