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Deputy Comptroller for Economic and Policy Analysis
Gary Whalen is the Deputy Comptroller for Economic and Policy Analysis at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
As Deputy Comptroller, Dr. Whalen oversees three divisions—Industry and Regional Analysis, International Analysis and Bank Condition, and Policy Analysis—that support the OCC’s supervisory mission by conducting research and analysis to identify and assess key financial and economic risks to national banks and federal savings associations. The work of these divisions also contributes to the development, analysis, and implementation of agency policy. In addition, his staff provides technical expertise to other units within the OCC. Dr. Whalen took on these responsibilities in April 2014.
Dr. Whalen was previously the Director of the Policy Analysis Division in the Economics Department at the OCC. In that role, he lead a staff that staff conducts policy-focused research and analysis of key economic, legislative, and regulatory developments affecting financial markets and institutions, as well as supervisory responses to these developments.
Dr. Whalen joined the Economics Department at the OCC in August of 1991 and was the Deputy Director of the Bank Research Division from June 1993 to April 1997. Before joining the OCC, he was an Economic Advisor in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland where he began his career in 1980.
Dr. Whalen received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor of science from the State University College at Brockport, N.Y.