Raphaële Chappe

Ph.D. Student
The New School For Social Research

Raphaële Chappe is currently pursuing her PhD in Economics at The New School for Social Research. Her current research interests include finance and risk management, law and economics, as well as the political, economic and social implications of the evolution of the financial sector in the aftermath of the financial crisis. 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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Given the choice, would you accept to live in a society where happiness and prosperity is guaranteed for all on the condition that one single person be kept permanently unhappy?  Is the well-being of thousands of people “worth” the sacrifice and...

Axiomatic bargaining is presented in MWG in the context of welfare economics (Ch. 22), the aim being the formulation of reasonable criteria for dividing gains resulting from cooperative endeavors (the “joint surplus”). It is further presented as an application of cooperative game...

The Risk Society

Recent social theory dealing with modernity has focused on the increase of new forms of risk as a social challenge. The growing relative importance of manufactured risks (that are the product of human activity) as compared to external or natural risks is...

For nineteenthth century figures such as Bentham and Jevons, the concept of utility was associated with satisfaction or pleasure experienced. However, initially utility was defined as a property of an object -- its usefulness and capacity to procure such pleasure. For Bentham, utility...

 

MWG introduces the theory of consumer behavior by presenting two distinct approaches to modeling consumer behavior, the preference-based approach (based upon unobservable preferences generating a utility function) and the choice-based approach (based upon observable choice behavior...