Raphaële Chappe


Raphaële Chappe just finished her PhD in Economics at The New School for Social Research. Her current research interests include the link between financial markets and wealth inequality, and microeconomics. She is currently a member of The Cultures of Finance Working Group at the Institute For Public Knowledge (NYU).

Prior to that, she practiced as an attorney for eight years in the financial services industry. In her last position, she worked as a VP with Goldman Sachs in the Tax Department. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Tax from New York University (School of Law), a Maitrise and Master’s degree in Comparative Business Law from the University of Pantheon-Sorbonne in Paris, France, and an LL.B from King’s College London.

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Advanced Microeconomics for the Critical Mind

Course | Oct 3–Dec 19, 2016

This course aims to introduce graduate students to the “standard” basic methods and topics of microeconomics as taught at the Ph.D. level, while providing a very different teaching approach than is prevalent in introductory doctoral-level microeconomics courses. Typically, much effort is focused on mastering a large technical apparatus consisting of axioms, theorems, propositions, and corresponding proofs, often leaving students longing for an informed and critical understanding of the deeper significance of the methods and results.

‘Advanced Microeconomics for the Critical Mind’ Returns in October

Article | Sep 20, 2016

We are happy to announce that we are offering a second run of the online course which aims to introduce graduate students and interested persons generally to the basic methods and topics of standard microeconomics as taught at the Ph.D. level — with a bit of ‘attitude’!

General Equilibrium Theory: Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing?

Article | Aug 16, 2016

Does general equilibrium theory sufficiently enhance our understanding of the economic process to make the entire exercise worthwhile, if we consider that other forms of thinking may have been ‘crowded out’ as a result of its being the ‘dominant discourse’? What, in the end, have we really learned from it?

The Teaching of Economics

Article | Oct 7, 2015

Do we need to rethink the teaching of economics?

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Seeing Microeconomics with New Eyes

Article | Oct 13, 2015

A new online course challenges typical teaching approaches.

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