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 trends and their implications. Erik also advises on fintech-related country operations and coordinated the IMF - World Bank Bali Fintech Agenda work.
Erik has led a wide range of country engagements related to financial development, stability, and regulation, including several Financial Sector Assessment Program missions (FSAPs). He has written extensively on international macroeconomics, financial stability, and financial development and his publications have 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 and the Regulatory Issues in Stablecoins (RIS) Working Group of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and served as a member of the FSB’s Financial Innovation Network. He also represents the Bank in the Financial Action Task Force regarding the use of virtual assets for money laundering and terrorist financing purposes.
Erik holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Amsterdam, an M.S. in Technology, Policy, and Management / Electrical Engineering from Delft University of Technology (summa cum laude), and regulatory lectures at various institutions including Columbia University.