Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is a financial journalist and author of 16 books on a wide range of subjects. He is a columnist for Bloomberg News and a contributing writer for Vanity Fair. Mr. Lewis wrote The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds, which explores Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky’s relationship and their research on decision making and errors in judgment. His best-seller Flash Boys reveals how high-frequency trading has allowed certain Wall Street players to work the stock market to their advantage. Mr. Lewis wrote Moneyball, a book ostensibly about baseball but also about how markets value people. The Big Short and Boomerang are set in the global financial crisis. The New New Thing is about Silicon Valley during the internet boom, and Liar’s Poker is a Wall Street story partly based on his experience working as a bond salesman for Salomon Brothers. Mr. Lewis’s articles have appeared in a wide range of magazines. He has served as editor and columnist for the Spectator and senior editor and campaign correspondent for the New Republic. Mr. Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Princeton University and a master’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics.