Oliver C.W. Taft
Senior Financial Economist
Oliver Taft is a senior financial economist in the International Analysis and Banking Condition Division at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). Prior to joining the OCC in 2005, Mr. Taft worked in the Development Economic Research Department at the World Bank.
Mr. Taft specializes in economic, political, and social risk analysis. His interests include emerging markets, financial and regulatory reporting, data analytics and visualization, public speaking, and outreach. He is responsible for country risk analysis for the Middle East, Turkey, and South Africa and until recently had responsibility for Latin America as well. For six years he was the Secretariat of the interagency Country Exposure Review Committee. Mr. Taft chaired the interagency FFIEC 009 foreign exposures report reform effort for which he was awarded the FFIEC Outstanding Accomplishment Award in 2012. Currently, he chairs the G-20 Data Gaps Phase III work stream.
Mr. Taft did his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and attended graduate school at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Bologna/Washington).