Charles W. Calomiris

Senior Deputy Comptroller for Economics

Charles W. Calomiris

Dr. Charles W. Calomiris is the Senior Deputy Comptroller for Economics at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC).

As the agency's chief economist, Dr. Calomiris oversees the OCC's Economics Department, which provides economic, risk, and policy analysis to enhance the agency's mission of bank supervision as well as its policy development. He leads staff who directly support bank supervision, conduct analysis and research of bank-related issues, and provide regular reports to OCC executives and personnel. He also serves as a member of the OCC's Executive Committee. He joined the OCC in this role in July 2020.

Dr. Calomiris joined the OCC from Columbia University where he was Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia Business School, Director of the Business School's Program for Financial Studies Initiative on Finance and Growth in Emerging Markets, and a professor at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. His research spans banking, corporate finance, financial history, and monetary economics.

Dr. Calomiris was a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and the Financial Economists Roundtable, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is also past president of the International Atlantic Economic Society, and has served on numerous committees, including the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board, the U.S. Congress's International Financial Institution Advisory Commission, the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee, and the Federal Reserve System's Centennial Advisory Committee.

Dr. Calomiris is a distinguished author who has earned numerous awards, including the American Publishers 2015 Award for the best book in business, finance and management for Fragile By Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit (Princeton 2014). He received a bachelor's in economics from Yale University, Magna Cum Laude, a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Basel.