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Michael M. Batty

Education

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin, 2015
  • S.B., Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
Current Research Topics
  • Health Economics, Financial Education, Retirement
  • Senior Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2018 - present
  • Economist

    Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

    2015 - 2018
  • Senior Consultant (Life Actuarial)

    Deloitte Consulting

    2005 - 2010
  • Batty, Michael, Jesse Bricker, Joseph Briggs, Sarah Friedman, Danielle Nemschoff, Eric Nielsen, Kamila Sommer, and Alice Henriques Volz (forthcoming). "The Distributional Financial Accounts of the United States," in Chetty, Raj, John N. Friedman, Janet C. Gornick, Barry Johnson, and Arthur Kennickell eds., Measuring and Understanding the Distribution and Intra/Inter-Generational Mobility of Income and Wealth. NBER Book Series Studies in Income and Wealth. The University of Chicago Press.
  • Almadani, Sara. Michael Batty, Danielle Nemschoff, and Wayne Passmore (2020). "The Stability of Safe Asset Production," FEDS Notes 2020-11-09-3. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, Jesse Bricker, Ella Deeken, Sarah Friedman, Eric Nielsen, Kamila Sommer, Sarah Reber, and Alice Volz (2020). "Updating the Distributional Financial Accounts," FEDS Notes 2020-11-09. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, J. Michael Collins, Collin O'Rourke, and Elizabeth Odders-White (2020). "Experiential Financial Education: A Field Study of My Classroom Economy in Elementary Schools," Economics of Education Review, vol. 78 (October).
  • Batty, Michael, Joseph Briggs, Karen Pence, Paul Smith, and Alice Volz (2019). "The Distributional Financial Accounts," FEDS Notes 2019-08-30. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, Jesse Bricker, Joseph Briggs, Elizabeth Holmquist, Susan McIntosh, Kevin Moore, Eric Nielsen, Sarah Reber, Molly Shatto, Kamila Sommer, Tom Sweeney, and Alice Henriques Volz (2019). "Introducing the Distributional Financial Accounts of the United States," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2019-017. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, Joseph Briggs, Karen Pence, Paul Smith, and Alice Volz (2019). "The Distributional Financial Accounts," FEDS Notes 2019-08-30. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Mike (2018). "Accounting for Reinsurance Transactions in the Financial Accounts of the United States," FEDS Notes 2018-10-12. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, Christa Gibbs, and Benedic Ippolito (2018). "Unlike Medical Spending, Medical Bills In Collections Decrease With Patients' Age," Health Affairs, vol. 37, no. 8, pp. 1257-1264.
  • Ahn, Michael, Michael Batty, and Ralf Meisenzahl (2018). "Household Debt-to-Income Ratios in the Enhanced Financial Accounts," FEDS Notes 2018-01-11. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, and Benedic Ippolito (2017). "Financial Incentives, Hospital Care, and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Fair Pricing Laws," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 28-56.
  • Batty, Michael, and Benedic Ippolito (2017). "Mystery of the Chargemaster: Examining the Role of Hospital List Prices In What Patients Actually Pay," Health Affairs, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 689-696.
  • Batty, Michael M., and Benedic N. Ippolito (2015). "Financial Incentives, Hospital Care, and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Fair Pricing Laws," Finance and Economics Discussion Series 2015-107. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.).
  • Batty, Michael, J. Michael Collins, and Elizabeth Odders-White (2015). "Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Financial Education on Elementary School Students' Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitudes," Journal of Consumer Affairs, vol. 49, no. 1, pp. 69-96.
Professional Affiliation
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
Last update: January 19, 2021