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Raphaele S Chappe
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Brooklyn Institute for Social Research
Core faculty
260 18th street


Brooklyn, NY  
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About My Work
My work is at the intersection of political economy, law and finance. Currently working on the political economy of debt, and the distribution of risk in the neoliberal political paradigm, including how companies have now turned to risk (in the Knightian sense) as a source for profit, that is exploiting statistically dependable profit. I interpret the financialization of the US economy and big data in this light.
Professional Associations
I am a core faculty member of the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, where I regularly teach courses on political economy.
I have also maintained a blog with the Institute of New Economic Thinking, developing a critical and multidisciplinary approach to the teaching of microeconomics – presenting interpretative and contextual content to provide exposure to microeconomics as a domain of unsettled questions and live debates, rather than just a field of applied mathematics.


Raphaële Chappe holds a PhD in Economics from The New School for Social Research, an LL.M from New York University School of Law, a Master’s degree in Comparative Business Law from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, France, and an LL.B in Law and French Law from King’s College London. Her research interests include the link between financial markets and wealth inequality; political economy and the history of economic thought; and the philosophical foundations of microeconomics. More generally she is interested in interdisciplinary research, drawing from insights in economics and the social sciences as well as legal theory to analyze modern capitalism and financial markets. She has practiced as an attorney for eight years in the financial services industry and also teaches at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.