Ethnicity: Prof. Michael's roots trace back to Poland (Russian Empire) on his mother's side and Lebanon (Ottoman) on father's side
Professor Bryane Michael (born in 1973 in El Paso Texas) represents one of the few New Comparative Institutionalist scholars working at the beginning of the 21st century. Claiming to adopt perspectives from Clinical Economics, Heterodox and Multi-disciplinary Economics, he has held research or teaching positions ranging from law, economics, business/management, public administration, public affairs, and politics. He often writes about issues in the contemporary practice of management, international development, finance, and law from his work outside of the OECD (Eastern Europe and China/Asia). His work has led to advances in the discipline of law-and-economics and emerging market institutions. He has been credited with introducing Socratic Method case study teaching methods in numerous corporate training programmes and course curricula at the EU/UN and universities. He has been seen on various occasions speaking English, French, Spanish, Russian, some Turkish and Mandarin - and has professed in public an interest in biking, punting, rowing and Go.