Erik Feyen

Erik Feyen

Head Global Macro-Financial Monitoring and Lead Financial Sector Economist

Erik Feyen is Head of Global Macro-Financial Monitoring in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice of the World Bank Group. In this capacity, he leads the global monitoring and analysis of key macro-financial vulnerabilities and trends. He co-leads the Bank’s analytical work on the future of finance, advises on fintech-related country operations, and regularly coordinates IMF - World Bank collaborative efforts such as the Bali Fintech Agenda and the joint staff position on the regulatory and supervisory implications for the banking sector stemming from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Erik has led and participated in a wide range of country policy engagements related to financial stability, development, and regulation, including numerous IMF - World Bank Financial Sector Assessment Program missions (FSAPs). He has written extensively on international macroeconomics, financial stability, financial development, fintech, and climate change and his academic research has appeared in the Journal of Financial Economics, the Journal of Portfolio Management, and the World Bank Economic Review.

Erik represents the World Bank in the Analytical Group on Vulnerabilities of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and in several groups of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) work relating to virtual assets activities. Erik is also a member of the FSB’s Regulatory Issues in Stablecoins (RIS) Working Group and the World Economic Forum’s Digital Currency Governance Consortium. He previously served on the FSB’s Financial Innovation Network.

Erik holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Amsterdam and an M.S. in Technology, Policy, and Management / Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology. He regularly lectures at Columbia University.