Christian Malagon is a financial economist in the Industry and Regional Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). He works mostly on residential real estate and regional economic issues. Before joining the OCC, Mr.Malagon worked for four years at the Office of Evaluation in the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) as an economist evaluating economic conditions, the housing market, and risks to the FHA insurance fund. Prior to FHA, he worked almost four years at the Gross Domestic Product Division in the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) estimating gross product at the state and metropolitan area level.
Before BEA, Mr. Malagon worked for two U.S. Census Bureau divisions: the Manufacturing and Construction Division (MCD) and the Company Statistics Division (CSD). At MCD, he estimated paper industry production and participated on several surveys estimation including the Annual Survey of Manufacturers. At CSD, he worked on the economic census production for all five U.S. territories. Other work experience includes internships at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. House of Representatives.
Mr. Malagon was awarded the Department of Commerce Bronze Medal for his contribution in the gross domestic product estimation at the metropolitan area level while in BEA.
Mr. Malagon obtained a master of arts degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University. Undergraduate level achievements include a magna cum laude bachelor of arts degree in political science and economics from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. The Economics Department of the University of Puerto Rico awarded Mr. Malagon with the Dr. Sir William Arthur Lewis medal in 2003.