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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
I am interested in the link between inequality of labor income (the rise of the “supermanagers”) and the political economy of neoliberalism; the role played by financial markets in shaping rising wealth and income inequality. How could financial markets engineer a collective management of risk that better serves society? What are the disruptive possibilities for the future of financial systems, and challenges posed to our governance process in areas such as credit scores and data analytics?
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.