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Daniel E. Coates, Deputy Director

Division of Research and Statistics (DRS) 

Daniel E. Coates serves as the Deputy Director of the Division of Research and Statistics (DRS) at the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). As the Deputy Director, Coates is responsible for using economics, research, and data analytics to enhance FHFA's regulatory policy, supervision, and oversight. Coates previously served as Senior Advisor to the Acting Director. Before becoming a Senior Advisor in the Office of the Director, Coates served as a Senior Associate Director in FHFA's Division of Bank Regulation, where he led a team of economists and financial analysts. His team was responsible for targeted credit and market risk examinations to support the FHFA's examinations of the Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks). Additionally, Coates led a team of financial analysts who evaluated the financial condition and performance of the FHLBanks. He serves as the Chairman of the FHFA's Reference Rate Transition Steering Committee, which oversees the FHFA's regulated entities' transitions away from LIBOR and other reference rates. Coates is also the FHFA's representative to the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC). He is also the Executive Sponsor of FHFA's Climate Change and ESG working group. Before joining FHFA, Coates served as an Associate Director leading the Division of Research at the Federal Housing Finance Board.  Previously he served as a Senior Economist at the U.S. General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office (GAO)). He earned his Ph.D. (with distinction) in economics from Columbia University, and his MA and BS in economics from the University of Delaware.

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