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Michael S. Barr

Michael S. Barr

Roy F. and Jean Humphrey Proffitt Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 2001-




Books

  • Co-author. Financial Regulation: Law and Policy. H. E. Jackson and M. E. Tahyar, co-authors. St. Paul, MN: Foundation Press, 2016.
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  • No Slack: The Financial Lives of Low-Income Americans. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2012.
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  • Co-editor. Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low-Income Households. R. Blank, co-editor. New York: Russell Sage, 2009.
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  • Co-editor. Building Inclusive Financial Systems: A Framework for Financial Access. A. Kumar and R. E. Litan, co-editors. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
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Book Chapters

  • "Mandatory Arbitration in Consumer Finance and Investor Contracts." In Enforcement of Corporate and Securities Law: China and the World, 66-85. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2017. (originally published under the same title in NYU J. of L. & Bus. 11 no. 4 (2015): 793-817.)
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  • "International Lawmaking by Hybrid Bodies: The Case of Financial Regulation." In Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Lawmaking, edited by C. Brolmann and Y. Radi, 262-85. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016.
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  • Co-author. "Behaviorally Informed Regulation." S. Mullainathan and E. Shafir, co-authors. In Behavioral Foundations of Public Policy, edited by E. Shafir, 440-64. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2012.
    UM Library Catalog
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  • Co-author. "Exploring the Determinants of High-Cost Mortgages to Homeowners in Low- and Moderate-Income Neighborhoods." J. K. Dokko and B. J. Keys, co-authors. In The American Mortgage System: Crisis and Reform, edited by S. Wachter and M. Smith, 60-86. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 2011.
    Kresge Catalog
  • Co-author. "The Case for Behaviorally Informed Regulation." S. Mullainathan and E. Shafir, co-authors. In New Perspectives on Regulation, edited by D. Moss and J. Cisternino, 25-61. Cambridge, MA: The Tobin Project, 2009.
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  • Co-author. "Savings, Assets, Credit, and Banking Among Low-Income Households: Introduction and Overview." R. M. Blank, co-author. In Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households, edited by M. S. Barr and R. M. Blank, 1-22. New York: Russell Sage, 2009.
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  • "Financial Services, Saving, and Borrowing Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Evidence from the Detroit Area Household Financial Services Survey." In Insufficient Funds: Savings, Assets, Credit and Banking Among Low- and Moderate-Income Households, edited by M. S. Barr and R. Blank, 66-96. New York: Russell Sage, 2009.
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  • Co-author. "Behaviorally Informed Home Mortgage Regulation." S. Mullainathan and E. Shafir, co-authors. In Borrowing to Live: Consumer and Mortgage Credit Revisited, edited by N. Retsinas and E. Belsky, 170-202. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2008.
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    Full Text: SSRN | WWW
  • "Government Policies to Expand Financial Access." In Building Inclusive Financial Systems: A Framework for Financial Access, edited by M. S. Barr, A. Kumar, and R. E. Litan, 143-74. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
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  • "Conclusion." In Building Inclusive Financial Systems: A Framework for Financial Access, edited by M. S. Barr, A. Kumar, and R. E. Litan, 175-82. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
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  • "Banking the Poor: Overcoming the Financial Services Mismatch." In Ending Poverty In America: How To Restore the American Dream, edited by M. Crain, J. Edwards, and A. L. Kalleberg, 144-50. New York: New Press, 2007.
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  • Co-author. "Tax Preparation Services for Low- and Moderate-Income Households: Preliminary Evidence from a New Survey." J. K. Dokko, co-author. In Proceedings: 98th Annual Conference on Taxation, edited by J. Diamond, 255-63. Washington, DC: National Tax Association, 2006.
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  • Co-author. "Tax Filing Experiences and Withholding Preferences of Low- and Moderate-Income Households Preliminary Evidence from a New Survey." J. K. Dokko, co-author. In Recent Research on Tax Administration and Compliance: Selected Papers Given at the 2006 IRS Research Conference, edited by J. Dalton and B. Kliss, 193-210. IRS Research Bulletin, Publication 1500. Washington, DC: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, 2006.
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  • "Modes of Credit Market Regulation." In Building Assets, Building Credit: Creating Wealth in Low-Income Communities, edited by N. Retsinas and E. Belsky, 206-36. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2005.
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  • Co-author. "Institutions and Inclusion in Saving Policy." M. Sherraden, co-author. In Building Assets, Building Credit: Creating Wealth in Low-Income Communities, edited by N. Retsinas and E. Belsky. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2005.
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  • Co-author. "The Community Reinvestment Act: Its Impact on Lending in Low-Income Communities in the United States." L.de la Vina et al., co-authors. In Banking and Social Cohesion: Alternative Responses to a Global Market, edited by C. Guene and E. Mayo, 214-32. Charlbury, UK: Jon Carpenter Publishing, 2001.
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Journal Articles

  • "Mandatory Arbitration in Consumer Finance and Investor Contracts." N. Y. U. J. L. & Bus. 11, no. 4 (2015): 793-817.
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  • "Accountability and Independence in Financial Regulation: Checks and Balances, Public Engagement, and Other Innovations." Law & Contemp. Probs. 78, no. 3 (2015): 119-28.
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  • "Who's in Charge of Global Finance?" Geo. J. Int'l L. 45, no. 4 (2014): 971-1027.
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  • "Too LIBOR, Too Late: Time to Move to a Market Rate." Competition Pol'y Int'l Antitrust Chron. 11, no. 2 (2012).
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  • "The Financial Crisis and the Path of Reform." Yale J. on Regulation 29, no. 1 (2012): 91-119.
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  • Co-author. "Third-Party Tax Administration: The Case of Low- and Moderate-Income Households." J. K. Dokko, co-author. J. Empirical Legal Stud. 5, no. 4 (2008): 963-81.
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  • "An Inclusive, Progressive National Savings and Financial Services Policy." Harv. L. & Pol'y Rev. 1, no. 1 (2007): 161-84.
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  • Co-author. "Global Administrative Law: The View from Basel." G. P. Miller, co-author. Eur. J. Int'l L. 17, no. 1 (2006): 15-46.
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  • "Credit Where It Counts: Maintaining a Strong Community Reinvestment Act." W. New Eng. L. Rev. 29, no. 1 (2006): 11-23.
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  • "Detroit Area Study on Financial Services: What? Why? How?" Law Quad. Notes 48, no. 1 (2005): 72-7.
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  • "Credit Where It Counts: The Community Reinvestment Act and Its Critics." N. Y. U. L. Rev. 80, no. 2 (2005): 513-652.
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  • "Microfinance and Financial Development." Mich. J. Int'l L. 26, no. 1 (2004): 271-96.
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  • Co-author. "Globalization, Law and Development: Introduction and Overview." R. S. Avi-Yonah, co-author. Mich. J. Int'l L. 26, no. 1 (2004): 1-12. (Globalization, Law and Development Conference.)
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  • "Banking the Poor." Yale J. on Regulation 21, no. 1 (2004): 121-237.
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  • "Banking for the Unbanked." Law Quad. Notes 45, no. 2 (2002): 60-3. (Essay based on testimony delivered before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs in May 2002.)
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  • "Access to Financial Services in the 21st Century: Five Opportunities for the Bush Administration and the 107th Congress." Notre Dame J. L. Ethics & Pub. Pol'y 16, no. 2 (2002): 447-73. (Symposium on Poverty and the Law. An earlier version appeared in Cap. Xchange (2001).)
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  • "Access to Financial Services in the 21st Century: Five Opportunities for the Bush Administration and the 107th Congress." Cap. Xchange (2001).
  • "Using CRA in Affordable Housing." J. Affordable Housing & Community Development L. 9 (1999): 13-7. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Making Sense of the National Health Insurance Reform Debate." T. R. Marmor, co-author. Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 10 (1992): 228-82. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. "Labor and Environmental Rights in the Proposed Mexico-United States Free Trade Agreement." R Honeywell and S. A. Stofel, co-authors. Hous. J. Int'l L. 14, no. 1 (1991): 1-84. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reviews

  • Review of Seeds of Destruction: Why the Path to Economic Ruin Runs through Washington, and How to Reclaim American Prosperity, by G. Hubbard and P. Navarro. J. Econ. Literature 49, no. 3 (2011): 740-3.
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Other Publications

  • Minority and Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, and Skills. The Hamilton Project Discussion Paper 2015-03. The Brookings Institution, March, 2015.
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  • "Policies to Expand Minority Entrepreneurship: Closing Comments." In Entrepreneurship in Emerging Domestic Markets: Barriers and Innovation, edited by G. Yago, J. R. Barth, and B. Zeidman, 141-50. The Milken Institute Series on Financial Innovation and Economic Growth, vol. 7. New York: Springer, 2008.
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  • Co-author. Issue Brief: Overcoming Legal Barriers to the Bulk Sale of At-Risk Mortgages. J. A. Feldman, co-author. Washington, DC: Center for American Progress, 2008.
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  • Co-author. "Behaviorally Informed Financial Services Regulation." Asset Building Program Policy Paper. S. Mullainathan and E. Shafir, co-authors. Washington, DC: New America Foundation, 2008.
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  • Co-author. An Opt-Out Home Mortgage System. S. Mullainathan and E. Shafir, co-authors. The Hamilton Project Discussion Paper, no. 2008-14. Washington, DC: The Brookings Institution, 2008.
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  • Co-author. A. Kumar and R. E. Litan, co-authors. Introduction to Building Inclusive Financial Systems: A Framework for Financial Access, by M. S. Barr, A. Kumar, and R. E. Litan, co-editors. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press, 2007.
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  • "Banking the Poor: Policies to Bring Low-Income Americans Into the Financial Mainstream." Metropolitan Policy Program Research Brief. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2004.
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Reprints (Articles and other publications reprinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "Microfinance and Financial Develoment." In Economics of Financial Law, edited by G. P. Miller, vol. II. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016. (Originally published under the same title in Mich. J. Int'l L. 26, no. 1 (2004): 271-96.)
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  • "Banking the Poor: Policies to Bring Low- and Moderate-Income Households in the United States into the Financial Mainstream." In New Frontiers in Banking Services: Emerging Needs and Tailored Products for Untapped Markets, edited by L. Anderloni, M. D. Braga, and E. M. Carluccio, 323-52. Berlin: Springer, 2007. (Originally published as Banking the Poor: Policies to Bring Low-Income Americans Into the Financial Mainstream. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2004.)
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  • "Bancariser les pauvres: les politiques permettant d'amener les Américains à faible revenu dans le courant financier dominant." In Exclusion et Liens Financiers: L'exclusion bancaire des particuliers, edited by G. Gloukoviezoff, 75-112. Rapport du Centre Walras, 2004. Paris: Economica, 2005. (Modified and translated version of article originally published in English as "Banking the Poor." Yale J. on Reg. 21, no. 1 (2004): 121-237.)
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Works in Progress & Working Papers

  • Co-author. Nothing Left to Lose? Changes Experienced by Detroit Low- and Moderate-Income Households During the Great Recession. D. Schaffa, co-author. Washington Center for Equitable Growth Working Paper; U of Mich. Law & Economics Research Paper No. 16-109; U of Michigan Public Law & Legal Theory Research Paper No. 518. Working Paper.
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  • "Five Ways the Financial System Will Fail Next Time." Work in Progress.


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