John Fell

Deputy Director General, Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability at European Central Bank

John Fell is Deputy Director General for Macroprudential Policy & Financial Stability in the ECB. He is also the chair or co-chair of several international working groups - including the Eurosystem’s Macroprudential Policy Group (MPPG), the European Systemic Risk Board’s (ESRB) Instrument Working Group (IWG), and the ESRB’s task force on stress-testing. He is a member of the ECB’s Financial Stability Committee (FSC), the ESRB’s Advisory Technical Committee (ATC), and the Financial Stability Board’s Standing Committee on Assessing Vulnerabilities (SCAV). He led the stress-testing work for the ECB’s “comprehensive assessment” in 2014 as well as EU-wide banking sector stress-tests coordinated by the Committee of European Banking Supervisors (CEBS) (2009, 2010) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) (2011, 2014). His crisis management experience is extensive, including negotiating EU/IMF financial assistance programs in several euro area countries (e.g. in Ireland, Portugal and Spain). Between 2003 and 2010, he was Head of the ECB’s Financial Stability Division, spearheading the inaugural issue of the ECB’s Financial Stability Review in 2004 and directing it thereafter. Before moving to the financial stability area in 2003, he was an Adviser in the ECB’s Monetary Policy Directorate. Prior to joining the ECB in 1998, as a principal economist, he held various positions at the European Monetary Institute (EMI) and the Central Bank of Ireland. John holds postgraduate degrees in Economics (1987) and in Finance (1993) from University College Dublin and Dublin City University respectively, and is a PhD candidate at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He has published his research in several academic and policy journals.