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.