Louis Hyman

Professor, Director of the Institute for Workplace Studies


Louis Hyman is a historian of work and business at the ILR School of Cornell University, where he also directs the Institute for Workplace Studies in New York City. He is the author or co-author of five books, most recently, Temp.


Journal Articles
  • Louis R. Hyman. 2011. Ending Discrimination, Legitimating Debt: The Political Economy of Race, Gender, and Credit Access in the 1960s and 1970s, Enterprise & Society . 12(1):200-232.

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2018. TEMP: HOW AMERICAN WORK, AMERICAN BUSINESS, AND THE AMERICAN DREAM BECAME TEMPORARY. New York, NY, United States: Viking Books, 2018. Wendy Wolf. (300)(Accepted)

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2017. Shopping for Change: Consumer Activism in North American History. Toronto , Ithaca, Canada, United States: Between the Lines Press, Toronto, CA and ILR Press, Cornell University Press, 2017. Louis Hyman, Joseph Tohill. (~400)(Revising to Resubmit)

  • Louis R. Hyman, Edward Baptist. 2014. American Capitalism: A Reader. New York, NY, United States: Simon and Schuster, 2014. Thomas LeBien. (~300)(Accepted)

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2012. Borrow: The American Way of Debt. Vintage Books/Knopf, 2012.

  • Louis R. Hyman. 2011. Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink. Princeton University Press, 2011.

Book Chapters
  • Louis R. Hyman. 2012. Rethinking the Postwar Corporation: Management, Monopolies, and Markets,” in What's Good for Business: Business and Politics Since World War II. in What's Good for Business. Oxford University Press, 2012. Kim Phillips-Fein, Julian E. Zelizer.