Stephen A. Lumpkin is a Senior Economist in the OECD Insurance, Private Pensions, and Financial Markets Division of the Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs. He serves as Coordinator of the Financial Markets Unit of the Division and in a related function as Secretary for the OECD Committee on Financial Markets. His current responsibilities include drafting analytical and policy-oriented papers for the Committee with regard to the organisation and functioning of financial markets, including the digital transformation of finance. Other topics include the institutional structure and design of financial regulation and work on institutional investors and long-term investment. Stephen also participates in joint work with other OECD bodies, such as the OECD Global Relations Secretariat and the Centre For Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities in relation to work on SME access to finance, as well as with various other Committees across the Organisation and with external task forces and working groups.
Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Lumpkin worked for many years on the economics staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC. His work there covered a wide range of topics, which included government finance, the open market operations of the Federal Reserve System, housing finance, securitization, repo markets and related overnight and short-term funding markets, secondary markets for mortgages and small business loans, and payments system risk policy.
Mr. Lumpkin holds a PhD. in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.