Christy Ford Chapin


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Christy Ford Chapin is an Associate Professor of twentieth-century U.S. political, business, and economic history as well as capitalism studies. Chapin has published articles in the Journal of Policy History, Studies in American Political Development, and the Business History Review. Her book, Ensuring America’s Health: The Public Creation of the Corporate Health Care System (Cambridge University Press, 2015) won the 2016 Ralph Gomory Prize from the Business History Conference.  Professor Chapin is now at work on a new project, “Flexible Finance: Finance Capitalism and the Evolving Culture of Risk.” She is currently a visiting scholar at Johns Hopkins University through a Kauffman Foundation Grant for the Study of the History of Capitalism.  She was an inaugural fellow at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the University of Maryland.  And she holds a Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year. Professor Chapin has made numerous media appearances to discuss her work, appearing on podcasts as well as local and national NPR programs. Her pieces have appeared in the New York Times and online at the Huffington Post, Forbes, Dissent, and Time magazine, among others. To hear an Econtalk interview with her about her book and health policy, click here. 

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