Miguel Herschberg graduated from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a BSc. in Mathematics and Economics and a MSc. in Applicable Mathematics. He is currently at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) specializing in Industrial Organization. He is passionate about derivatives pricing and financial regulation. Miguel's wrote his MSc. dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Pavel Gapeev on the theory of optimal stopping and its applications to derivatives pricing. At UIUC, Miguel has published articles on financial regulation and intellectual property and has developed a strong interest in agricultural derivatives. Besides his academic training, Miguel has worked in the Legislature of Buenos Aires in Argentina and in DEPFA Bank (now part of HYPO Real Estate) in their Infrastructure Finance Unit.