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Photo of Mike Bryan Michael Bryan
Vice President and Senior Economist

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1000 Peachtree Street N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309-4470
404-498-8915
mike.bryan@atl.frb.org

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  • Biography
  • Research

Biography

Michael Bryan is a vice president and senior economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He is responsible for organizing the Atlanta Fed's monetary policy process. He contributes to the Atlanta Fed's macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.

Bryan previously served as vice president in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, where he specialized in business analysis with an emphasis on measuring and tracking inflation trends. He joined the Cleveland Fed as a bank examiner in 1978 and transferred to the research department the next year. In 1986, Bryan served as an economist in the Research Division of the Federal Reserve System's Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. He was promoted to the position of economic advisor in 1991, and appointed as a bank officer in 1995. In 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Bank of Japan's Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies in Tokyo, and in 2000, he was a visiting economist at the Swedish Riksbank in Stockholm. Bryan teaches at the Graduate School of Business of the University of Chicago and has previously served on the faculties of Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, and Case Western Reserve University, all in Cleveland. He joined the Atlanta Fed in 2008.

A native of Cleveland, Bryan earned a bachelor's degree in business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and a master's degree in economics from Case Western Reserve University.

Research

Research Interests

Monetary Economics
Financial Economics
Financial Institutions


Federal Reserve Bank Publications

"Mirror, Mirror, Who's the Best Forecaster of Them All?" Michael F. Bryan and Linsey Molloy. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, March 2007.

"Testing Near-Rationality Using Detailed Survey Data," Michael F. Bryan and Stefan Palmqvist. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Working Paper No. 0502, April 2005.

"Island Money," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, February 2004.

"The Trime," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, January 2004.

"Fear and Loathing of Central Banks in America," Michael F. Bryan and Bruce A. Champ. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 2002.

"Is It More Expensive, or Does It Just Cost More Money?" Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, May 2002.

"The Curiously Different Inflation Perspectives of Men and Women," Michael F. Bryan and Guhan Venkatu. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, November 2001.

"The Demographics of Inflation Opinion Surveys," Michael F. Bryan and Guhan Venkatu. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, October 2001.

"Who Is That Guy on the $10 Bill?," Michael F. Bryan, Bruce A. Champ and Jennifer K. Ransom. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 2000.

"On the Origin and Evolution of the Word Inflation," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, October 1997.

"Bad Standards," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, October 1997.

"Efficient Inflation Expectation," Michael F. Bryan, Stephen Cecchetti, and Rodney L. Wiggins II. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Working Paper No. 9707, January 1997.

"The Consumer Price Index and National Saving," Michael F. Bryan and Jagadeesh Gokhale. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, October 1995.

"The Seasonality of Consumer Prices," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 12—23, June 1995.

"Year-End Report of the Fourth District Economists' Roundtable," Michael F. Bryan and John B. Martin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, December 1994.

"Midyear Report of the Fourth District Economist's Roundtable," Michael F. Bryan and John B. Martin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, August 1994.

"Report of the Fourth District Economists' Roundtable," Michael F. Bryan and John B. Martin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, January 1994.

"The Consumer Price Index as a Measure of Inflation," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 15—24, December 1993.

"Measuring Core Inflation," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Working Paper No. 9304, January 1993.

"The Business Cycle, Investment, and a Wayward M2: A Midyear Review," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, July 1992.

"Can Conventional Theory Explain the Unconventional Recovery?," Michael F. Bryan and David E. Altig. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, April 1992.

"Median Price Changes: An Alternative Approach to Measuring Current Monetary Inflation," Michael F. Bryan and Christopher J. Pike. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, December 1991.

"Realignment in the U.S. Motor Vehicle Industry," Michael F. Bryan and John B. Martin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 1991.

"A Different Kind of Money Illusion: The Case of Long and Variable Lags," Michael F. Bryan and William T. Gavin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Working Paper No. 9122, January 1991.

"Forecast Accuracy and Monetary Policy," Michael F. Bryan and William T. Gavin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, January 1991.

"Oil, the Economy, and Monetary Policy," Michael F. Bryan, Gerald H. Anderson and Christopher J. Pike. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, November 1990.

"Don't Worry, We'll Grow Out of It: An Analysis of Demographics, Consumer Spending, and Foreign Debt," Michael F. Bryan and Susan M. Byrne. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, October 1990.

"Inflation and Growth: Working More versus Working Better," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, August 1990.

"Foreign Capital Inflows: Another Trojan Horse," Michael F. Bryan and Gerald H. Anderson. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, November 1989.

"Views from Ohio Manufacturing Index," Michael F. Bryan and Ralph Day. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review, vol. 23, no. 1, January 1987.

"Comparing Inflation Expectations of Households and Economists: Is a Little Knowledge a Dangerous Thing?" Michael F. Bryan and William T. Gavin. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review, vol. 22, no. 3, July 1986.

"The Emerging Service Economy," Michael F. Bryan and Patricia E. Beeson. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 1986.

"American Automobile Manufacturing: It's Turning Japanese," Michael F. Bryan and Michael W. Dvorak. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, March 1986.

"Is Manufacturing Disappearing," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, July 1985.

"The Financial Distress in American Farming," Michael F. Bryan and Gary Whalen. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 1985.

"Will Taxing Imports Help," Michael F. Bryan and Owen F. Humpage. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, March 1985.

"Beauty and the Bulls: The Investment Characteristics of Paintings," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Review, vol. 21, no. 1, January 1985.

"The Costs of a Protectionist Cure," Michael F. Bryan and Owen F. Humpage. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, July 1984.

"The Mythology of Domestic Content," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, June 1983.

"Issues in the 1983 Auto-Sales Outlook," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, March 1983.

"Anatomy of a Price-Fix," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, July 1982.

"Unemployment Insurance: An Old Lesson for the New Federalism," Michael F. Bryan. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Economic Commentary, April 1982.


Other Publications

"Asset Prices in the Measurement of Inflation." Michael F. Bryan, Stephen Cecchetti, and Roisin O'Sullivan. NBER Working Paper No. 8700, January 2002.

"Asset Prices in the Measurement of Inflation," Michael F. Bryan, Stephen Cecchetti, and Roisin O'Sullivan. De Economist, vol. 149, 2001, January 2001.

"Inflation and the Distribution of Prices," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 81, no. 2, pp. 188—96, May 1999.

"The Monthly Measurement of Core Inflation in Japan," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. Monetary and Economic Studies, vol. 17, no. 1, pp. 77—101, May 1999.

"The Monthly Measurement of Core Inflation in Japan," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. Bank of Japan Quarterly Review, May 1999.

"Inflation and the Distribution of Price Changes," Michael F. Bryan, Stephen Cecchetti, and Rodney L. Wiggins II. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 5793, October 1996.

"The Seasonality of Consumer Prices," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 5173, July 1995.

"A Different Kind of Money Illusion: The Case of Long and Variable Lags," Michael F. Bryan and William T. Gavin. Journal of Policy Modeling, vol. 16, no. 5, pp. 529—40, October 1994.

"Measuring Core Inflation," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. In Monetary Policy, edited by Gregory N. Mankiw, National Bureau of Economic Research Studies in Business Cycles, vol. 29 (1994).

"The Consumer Price Index as a Measure of Inflation," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 4505, October 1993.

"Measuring Core Inflation," Michael F. Bryan and Stephen Cecchetti. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 4303, March 1993.

"Models of Inflation Expectations Formation: A Comparison of Household and Economist Forecasts: A Comment," Michael F. Bryan and William T. Gavin. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 539—44, November 1986.