- James Kwak
- Associate Professor of Law
- Hosmer Hall 146
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James Kwak joined the faculty in 2011 as an Associate Professor of Law. He has a wide range of interests including corporate law, financial markets and regulation, retirement security, and fiscal policy. He is an online columnist for The Atlantic and co-author of The Baseline Scenario, a leading blog covering economics and public policy. His articles have appeared in many publications, including Democracy, The American Prospect, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, and on the web sites of The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, NPR, Foreign Policy, and The Financial Times. He co-authored 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, a 2010 New York Times bestseller chronicling the rise of the financial sector over the past three decades and White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters To You, a 2012 Wall Street Journal business bestseller analyzing the history and politics of deficits and the national debt.
Before going to law school, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company and co-founded Guidewire Software, a leading provider of core systems to property and casualty insurance companies.