Kate Waldock

Kate Waldock is an Assistant Professor of Finance at the McDonough School of Business and holds a courtesy joint appointment with the Georgetown Law Center. She received a Ph.D. in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University. Her primary research interests are in corporate bankruptcy, law and finance, small businesses, and financial institutions.

Luigi Zingales

Luigi Zingales is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received a Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics from Università Bocconi. His research interests span from corporate governance to financial development, from political economy to the economic effects of culture. He is currently a faculty research fellow for the National Bureau of Economic Research, a research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research, a fellow of the European Governance Institute, and serves on the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. In 2014 he was the President of the American Finance Association.

Producer – Derek L. John

Derek L. John is a Peabody Award-winning Editor, Reporter & Producer. A 15-year veteran of public radio stations WNYC and WBEZ, he often files features for NPR, Marketplace and Studio 360. He’s produced documentaries for Audible Originals including 100:1 The Crack Legacy, and contributed to several podcasts including Radiolab’s More Perfect, The New Yorker Radio Hour and Death, Sex & Money. A prolific sound designer, he won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Use of Sound” in 2012. He holds a Masters in Cultural Reporting & Criticism from NYU, where he later taught a graduate radio course.