Raphaële Chappe


Raphaële is the Chief Economist and a Co-Founding Partner at PDI. Raphaële brings over 20 years of experience in law, economics and finance. Her research interests include monetary policy, the shadow-banking system, and more generally the link between financial markets and wealth inequality.

She was most recently Assistant Professor of Economics at Drew University, where she taught students about the political economy, monetary policy and different investment strategies (e.g. private equity, hedge funds). She has also taught at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research, and was an Open Society Foundations Research Fellow. Earlier in her career, she worked with Goldman Sachs, Ernst & Young, and KPMG, where she specialized in tax structures for investment banks and private equity deals. Raphaële holds a Ph.D. in Economics from The New School for Social Research, and an LL.M from New York University School of Law.