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Douglas Robertson

Deputy Director
Policy Analysis Division

(202) 649-5506

Douglas Robertson is the Deputy Director of the Policy Analysis Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Prior to joining the OCC in 1998, Dr. Robertson was an economist in the Office of Financial Institutions Policy at the Treasury Department and a research associate in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He received his Ph.D. and MA degrees in economics from the University of Maryland and his BA in economics from Grinnell College.

Dr. Robertson’s research interests include operational risk, wealth effects, and methods to assess the economic impact of regulatory changes.

  1. Managing Operational Risk: Practical Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Operational Risk within Financial Institutions, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  2. “Alternative Assets and Public Pension Plan Performance”, with Ellen Wielezynski, in State Pension Fund Management: The Challenge of 21st Century Demographics, Aaron Woolner, ed., Risk Books, London, 2009.
  3. “Analysis of Proposals for a Minimum Subordinated Debt Requirement,” with William W. Lang, Journal of Economics and Business, January/February 2002.
  1. “So THAT’s Operational Risk! (How operational risk in mortgage-backed securities almost destroyed the world’s financial markets and what we can do about it),” OCC Economics Working Paper 2011-1, March 2011.
  2. “A Markov View of Bank Consolidation: 1960-2000,” OCC Economics Working Paper 2001-4, September 2001.