Anna Bernasek writes the Datapoints column for the New York Times and is a writer for Newsweek. She has covered economics and business as a journalist and author for more than twenty years, in outlets such as Fortune, Time, the Sydney Morning Herald, and the Australian Financial Review. Bernasek holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Public Policy from Princeton.D.T. Mongan is a lawyer based in New York specializing in finance and corporate transactions. He is the spouse of Anna Bernasek and holds a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.