2022 OECD Infrastructure Forum


Robert Patalano


Head of Division DAF


As Head of Division, Rob Patalano directs a team of economists and policy analysts that develop analytical reports and policy recommendations for the OECD's Committee on Financial Markets, its Experts Group on Finance and Digitalisation, the Working Party on Public Debt Management, and the Taskforce on Long-term Investment, and the Blockchain Policy Centre. In this capacity, Rob represents the OECD on the G20 Sustainable Finance Working Group; the Financial Stability Board’s working groups on financial stability and fintech; the B20 Task Force on Finance and Infrastructure; and, the NGFS, where he co-chairs a workstream on market transparency. Prior to joining the OECD, Rob spent five years at the Financial Stability Board, where he led the assessment of global financial stability risks for the Standing Committee on Assessment of Vulnerabilities and chaired its Analytical Group on Vulnerabilities. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in managerial and analytical roles in the Markets Group, and was a senior economist in the European Central Bank’s market operations directorate. Rob earned an MBA in finance and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan and an MA in international relations and economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He is a CFA charterholder and a Salzburg Global Fellow.