Michael V. Berry is the director of the policy studies unit in the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's community development and policy studies division and the managing editor of the Chicago Fed's community economic development publication, Profitwise News and Views. Prior to joining the Chicago Fed, Berry worked in the market research group at the RESCORP Companies, a real estate development and consulting organization specializing in community revitalization, and in the investment research group of the Balcor Company, a subsidiary of American Express.
Berry’s research interests include policy interventions to address the foreclosure crisis and the business models, roles and impact of community development financial institutions.
Berry holds a B.A. degree in political science from Susquehanna University and an MBA degree with a finance concentration from DePaul University.
Book ChaptersWith Robin Newberger, 2013, “After the Financial Crisis: The Roles and Responsibilities of Banking Institutions in Financing Community Economic Development,” in Financing Economic Development in the 21st Century, Second Edition, Sammis B. White and Zenia Z. Kotval (ed.), Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, pp. 197-223.
With Robin Newberger, Kirsten Moy and Gregory A. Ratliff, 2008, “Evolving Roles of Mission-Focused and Mainstream Financial Organizations: Implications for the Scale and Sustainability of CDFIs,” in Reengineering Community Development for the 21st Century, Donna Fabiani and Terry F. Buss (ed.), Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, pp. 15-33.