Michael Frakes received a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. After graduating from law school, Michael worked as an associate with the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He was an Aging and Health Economics Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research from 2007-2009 and an Academic Fellow at Harvard Law School's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics from 2009-2011. He is generally interested in empirical research in health law and law and economics, with a particular interest in understanding how certain legal and financial incentives affect the decisions of physicians and other health care providers. His scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the American Law and Economics Review, and the Journal of Health Economics.