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Senior Deputy Comptroller for Economics
David Nebhut is the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Economics in the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this role Mr. Nebhut oversees the OCC's Economics Department, which includes economic and policy analysis and risk analysis. The Economics Department provides support to bank supervision, conducts analysis and research, and provides regular reports to OCC executives and personnel. Mr. Mr. Nebhut took on this role in November 2013 and served as Acting Senior Deputy Comptroller for Economics since July 2013.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Nebhut served as Deputy Comptroller for Economic and Policy Analysis and oversaw the portion of the OCC’s Economics program that carries out economic analysis of banking and the financial system more broadly, and conducts research and analysis related to economic aspects of policy issues. He also oversaw compliance risk analysis, ensuring that the OCC effectively addresses issues related to the use of quantitative methods and models for bank compliance activities. He assumed these duties in September 2011.
Among his duties, Mr. Nebhut represents the OCC on the Basel Supervisors Committee’s Research Task Force.
Previously, Mr. Nebhut served as Director for Policy Analysis and oversaw a staff of economists and policy analysts who identify emerging issues of potential importance to the agency and support the development of policy related to those issues through the application of economic analysis and related tools.
Mr. Nebhut joined the OCC in 1980 as a Financial Economist. Previous positions at the OCC include Director of the Economics and Evaluation Division and Deputy Comptroller for Economics. Prior to his work at the OCC, he taught economics at Northwestern University and worked for the Olin Chemical Company.
Mr. Nebhut received his bachelor’s degree in economics with highest distinction from Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and completed his course work for a doctorate in economics at Northwestern University.