2010 Faculty Pioneers

Rising Star
Associate Professor of Strategy,

Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Aaron K. (“Ronnie”) Chatterji is currently serving as a Senior Economist at the White House Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) where he focuses on entrepreneurship, small business and innovation policy. Professor Chatterji is on leave from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he is an Associate Professor of Strategy. His work investigates some of the most important forces shaping our global economy and society: entrepreneurship, innovation, and the expanding social mission of business. He is especially interested in the fluid boundaries between government and business, and how public policies interact with the activities of responsible companies, social entrepreneurs, and creative customers.


Professor Chatterji has been an advisor for Duke’s Program for Entrepreneurs and Duke Engage; a board member for Durham Community in Schools and an entrepreneurship teacher at a Durham public high school; and a Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He has testified as an expert witness at the House Committee on Small Business and the U.S. Department of State. His work has been cited by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, and other media outlets. He has authored opinion pieces in The Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Raleigh News and Observer and has appeared on television and radio. Professor Chatterji also received an inaugural Junior Faculty Fellowship from the Kauffman Foundation to recognize his work as a leading scholar in entrepreneurship. He holds a PhD from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.


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