Louis Hyman

Research Professor of History

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 Ink, Borrow: 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 Times, The Atlantic, Slate, and Bloomberg.

He is currently the Neufeld Professor at the ILR School of Cornell University, and will join SNF Agora and Johns Hopkins University beginning January 2024.