Louis R. Hyman

Louis R. Hyman

Dorothy Ross Professor of Political Economy in History and Professor at the SNF Agora Institute

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Research Interests: U.S. history, capitalism, financial, economic, labor, business, consumer, policy history, and quantitative methods

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Louis Hyman, an American political economy historian, studied at Columbia and Harvard. He has written or edited five books on the history of American capitalism, including Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red InkBorrow: The American Way of Debt, and Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary. His public writings, exploring shifting labor and financial practices, have been published widely in media outlets such as The New York TimesThe AtlanticSlate, and Bloomberg.