James Kwak Associate professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, and co-author, 'White House Burning'

James Kwak is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law and a fellow at the Harvard Law School Program on Corporate Governance. He is the co-author, with Simon Johnson, of White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters To You (available April 3), a history and analysis of deficits and the national debt. James and Simon also wrote 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown, a bestselling account of the financial crisis and the political power of the financial sector.

James and Simon blog at The Baseline Scenario. You can follow them on Twitter at @baselinescene. Before going to law school, James was a management consultant and co-founder of a successful software company.

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