Subir Chattopadhyay



I joined York in August 2006 after appointments at Universidad de Alicante and El Colegio de Mexico and post-docs at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and IAE-CSIC Bellaterra. I am from India and studied at Mayo College and Presidency College.

  • BSc (Calcutta)
  • PhD (SUNY Stony Brook)

Departmental roles

  • Chair, Graduate School Board

External Role

  • Associate Fellow of CRETA



I am a theorist. Motivated by macroeconomics, I study properties of competitive general equilibrium models, with generational overlap or with infinite lifetimes. Examples are the suboptimality of allocations, the dynamics when forecasts are made using least square regressions, and the dynamics when markets are incomplete.


Selected publications

Full details of publications can be found at RePEc

“Consumption Dynamics in General Equilibrium: A Characterisation when Markets are Incomplete,” Journal of Economic Theory, 145, 2133-2185 (2010). Joint with Pablo F. Beker.

"The Cass Criterion, the Net Dividend Criterion, and Optimality," Journal of Economic Theory, 139, 335-352 (2008).

"Optimality in Stochastic OLG Models: Theory for Tests," Journal of Economic Theory, 131, 282-294 (2006).

"Global Stability in spite of "Local Instability'' with Learning,'' Journal of Mathematical Economics, 33, 155-165 (2000). Joint with Shurojit Chatterji.

"Stochastic OLG Models, Market Structure, and Optimality,'' Journal of Economic Theory, 89, 21-67 (1999). Joint with Piero Gottardi.



Third Year

  • Macroeconomics 3
  • Monetary Economics


  •  Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Mathematics for Economists (PhD)


Subir K Chattopadhyay

Subir Chattopadhyay
Department of Economics
Room: A/D/203

Tel: 01904 324675

Office & feedback hours during term time:

Monday 14:00 to 16:00.