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Michel Becnel

Senior Financial Economist
Industry and Regional Analysis

(202) 649-5450

Michel Becnel is a Senior Financial Economist in the Industry and Regional Analysis Division for the Economics Department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

Dr. Becnel monitors and analyzes retail credit trends and assesses the potential impact on bank and financial market performance. His fields of interest include consumer credit, risk management, modeling, and forecasting.

Prior to joining the OCC in 2013, Dr. Becnel was Director of Acquisition Risk at Chase Card Services in Wilmington, Delaware. He has more than 15 years of experience conducting risk management, modeling, and marketing analytics in the credit card industry. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Rutgers University and a B.S. in business administration from Louisiana State University.