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William W. Lang administers the Bank’s discount window and oversees the supervision of banking organizations in the Third Federal Reserve District. His responsibilities cover retail risk analysis and banking surveillance management; capital markets; credit and risk management; staff and career development; community and regional supervision, banking surveillance, enforcement, and information technology; consumer compliance/CRA examinations and consumer complaints; information services and support; strategic planning and budget; regulatory applications; and financial institutions structure. In 2010, Lang completed a temporary assignment at the Board of Governors as head of the risk and surveillance units.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve in 2002, Lang served as director for special studies at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and was on the faculty of the Rutgers University Department of Economics. He has published numerous articles in leading academic and business journals.
Lang received a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University and a B.A. from the City College of New York. He is a Fellow of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center.