Michael Navarrete is the Alice Rivlin Dissertation Fellow at the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy. He previously served as a senior research assistant in the Trade and Quantitative Studies Section for the International Finance Division at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Before joining Brookings, Navarrete was an economist at the U.S. Census Bureau, where he worked on projects designed to modernize key economic statistics such as inflation using scanner-level data. He continues to work on the RESET project, which is supported by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Navarrete is currently pursuing research on unemployment insurance benefits with a focus on how administrative burdens at the onset of the pandemic contributed to a decline in consumption. He is also interested in income inequality, as well as how inflation rates vary geographically across the United States. He expects to receive his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland in 2024. Born in Miami, Michael has an undergraduate degree in economics and French from Williams College.
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