Luke Stein is an Assistant Professor of Finance at Babson College. He earned his PhD in Economics from Stanford University, and an AB in Applied Mathematics with a Citation in Japanese Language from Harvard University. Prior to joining Babson, Dr. Stein taught finance and economics courses at the high school through PhD levels at Stanford University and Arizona State University. His commitment to students has been widely awarded, including with Stanford's Gores Award, the university's highest award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Stein is also a recognized leader in helping college faculty around the world implement technological solutions for effectively teaching from home. His main research interests lie at the intersection of corporate finance and labor economics, including work on financial history, entrepreneurial finance, financial uncertainty, and the economics of discrimination. He has published peer-reviewed papers in the Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, and Economic Journal. Dr. Stein worked in New York and Tokyo as a consultant on corporate strategy and private equity due diligence with Bain & Company. He also served on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, and in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the New York City Department of Education.