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Director of the Policy Analysis Division
Gary Whalen is the Director of the Policy Analysis Division in the Economics Department of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).
In this role, Dr. Whalen leads 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. The division is also responsible for the economic impact analysis of regulations and provides technical advice to other agency units upon request.
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.