Louis Hyman

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Louis Hyman

Assistant Professor
Labor Relations, Law, and History

Overview

Raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Louis Hyman attended Columbia University, where he received a BA in History and Mathematics.

A former Fulbright scholar, Hyman received his PhD in American history in 2007 from Harvard University. His dissertation received the Harold K. Gross Prize for best dissertation in history at Harvard and the Krooss prize for best dissertation in business history nationally.

Debtor Nation was revised and based on that dissertation during a fellowship at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has also worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company

Research Statement

Hyman's research interests focus on the history of capitalism in the United States. His current research is on the rise of temporary labor in the postwar United States and its effects on the organization of American business.

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2011. Ending Discrimination, Legitimating Debt: The Political Economy of Race, Gender, and Credit Access in the 1960s and 1970s, Enterprise & Society. 12(1):200-232.
  • Louis R. Hyman. 2009. The Architecture of New Deal Capitalism, Reviews in American History. 37(1):93-100.
  • Louis R. Hyman. 2008. Debtor Nation: How Consumer Credit Built Postwar America, Enterprise & Society. 9(4):614-618.

Books

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2012. Borrow: The American Way of Debt. Vintage Books/Knopf, 2012. (Published)(Book, Scholarly)
  • Louis R. Hyman. 2011. Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink. Princeton University Press, 2011. (Published)(Book, Scholarly)

Book Chapters

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2012. Rethinking the Postwar Corporation: Management, Monopolies, and Markets,” in What's Good for Business: Business and Politics Since World War II. in What's Good for Business. Oxford University Press, 2012. Kim Phillips-Fein, Julian E. Zelizer. (Published)(Book Chapter)
  • Louis R. Hyman. 2011. American Debt, Global Capital: The Policy Origins of Securitization. in The Shock of the Global. Belknap Press, 2011. Neil Ferguson, Charles S. Maier, Erez Manela, Daniel J. Sargent. (Published)(Book Chapter)

Contact

Ives Hall, Room 356
607-255-5831