Jesse Leigh Maniff
Jesse Leigh Maniff is a Payments System Research Specialist in the Payment Strategies Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Jesse received an A.B. in public policy from Brown University and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, where she served as a contributing editor of the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. Her research focuses on digital currencies and their underlying technologies, consumer protection and antitrust concerns in financial services, and empirical legal studies.
Economic Review Articles
- "Banking on Distributed Ledger Technology: Can It Help Banks Address Financial Inclusion?"
with W. Blake Marsh, Third Quarter 2017
- "Data Breach Notification Laws"
with Richard J. Sullivan, First Quarter 2016
Research Working Papers
- "Driver of Choice? The Cost of Financial Products for Unbanked Consumers"
with Fumiko Hayashi and Josh Hanson, RWP 15-15
Economic Bulletin (formerly "The Macro Bulletin")
- "Safe-Haven Performance in the Age of Bitcoin"
with Sabrina Minhas, David Rodziewicz, and Becca Ruiz, April 15, 2020
- "Motives Matter: Examining Potential Tension in Central Bank Digital Currency Designs"
PSR Briefing, July 2020
- "Still on Trial? The Court’s Use of Economic Analysis in the American Express Case"
with Ying Lei Toh, PSR Briefing, April 2020
- "How Did We Get Here? From Observing Private Currencies to Exploring Central Bank Digital Currency"
PSR Briefing, February 2020
- "Competition and Coordination: The Card Network Balancing Act"
PSR Briefing, March 2017
- "Change is Coming: What the EMV Migration May Mean for Payments Innovation"
with Terri Bradford, PSR Briefing, April 2015
- "Interchange Fees and Network Rules: A Shift from Antitrust Litigation to Regulatory Measures in Various Countries"
with Fumiko Hayashi, PSR Briefing, October 2014
- Wong, Paul, and Jesse Leigh Maniff (2020). "Comparing Means of Payment: What Role for a Central Bank Digital Currency?," FEDS Notes. Washington: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, August 13, 2020, https://doi.org/10.17016/2380-7172.2739.
- "At the New York Fed: Research Conference on FinTech"
with Alan Basmajian, Brad Groarke, Vanessa Kargenian, Kimberley Liao, Erika Ota-Liedtke, and Asani Sarkar, Liberty Street Economics, July 2019