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Christy Ford Chapin


Christy 2253edit-4Christy Ford Chapin, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Virginia)

Christy Ford Chapin is an assistant professor of twentieth-century political history. Her interests include political, business, and economic history as well as capitalism studies. As a graduate student, Chapin won numerous awards including a Miller Center for Public Affairs Fellowship and a John E. Rovensky Fellowship in American Business and Economic History. Chapin has published articles in Studies in American Political Development and the Journal of Policy History. Her book, Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Insurance System, was published by Cambridge University Press in summer 2015.  The book won the 2016 Ralph Gomory Prize from the Business History Conference.  This prize, “made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate.” Prof. Chapin is now at work on a new project, “The U.S. Economy and the Emergence of Financial Capitalism.”  Prof. Chapin is a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins and a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health, and the Study of Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins as part of her participation in a three year Kauffman Foundation Grant for the Study of the History of Capitalism. To hear an interview with her about her book and health policy, click here.  In 2016-2017 she is the inaugural fellow of the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland.  In 2017-2018, Prof. Chapin will hold a Kluge Fellowship from the Library of Congress.

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