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John O'Keefe


John O'Keefe
Senior Economist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
550 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20429
Phone: 202-898-3945
Fax: 202-898-3500
Email: JOkeefe@fdic.gov



 John O'Keefe Curriculum Vitae - PDF (PDF Help)

  • Publications
  • Working Papers
  • Biography

    John O’Keefe is a Senior Economist in the Division of Insurance and Research, U.S Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Mr. O’Keefe conducts examinations of banks’ risk measurement models, i.e., models for credit risk, interest-rate risk, liquidity risk, capital planning, stress testing and Basel II capital requirements. Mr. O’Keefe also develops financial and statistical models for the FDIC and participates in technical assistance programs with the World Bank. Mr. O’Keefe has published numerous articles on commercial banking, particularly on the causes of financial distress. Prior to working at the FDIC Mr. O’Keefe taught economics and finance and has a PhD in Economics from Boston College, Boston Massachusetts.

  • Publications

    Selected Publications

    O'Keefe, John and James A. Wilcox. 2012. "Understanding Bank Supervisors' Risk Assessments." The Zicklin-Capco Institute Paper Series in Applied Finance Journal. Vol. 35.

    O'Keefe, John. 2010. "The Effects of Underwriting Practices on Loan Losses: Evidence from the FDIC Survey of Bank Lending Practices." International Financial Review. Vol. 11.

    Collier, Charles, Sean Forbush, Daniel Nuxoll and John O'Keefe. 2003. "The SCOR System of Off-Site Monitoring." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 15, No. 3.

    Nuxoll, Daniel, John O'Keefe, and Katherine Samolyk. 2003. "Do Local Economic Data Improve Bank Off-Site Monitoring Models?" FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 15, No. 2.

    Coburn, Jane F., and John O'Keefe. 2003. "Risk Assessment: Results of an International Survey of Deposit Insurers." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 15, No. 1.

    Seelig, Steven A. and John O'Keefe. 2000. "Deposit Insurance Funding and Insurer Resource Allocation: A Portfolio Model of Insurer Behavior under Uncertainty." Research in Financial Services. Vol. 12, edited by George Kaufman.

    Curry, Timothy J., John O'Keefe, Jane Coburn and Lynne Montgomery. 1999. "Financially Distressed Banks: How Effective Are Enforcement Actions in the Supervisory Process?" FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 12, No. 2.

    Dahl, Drew, John O'Keefe and Gerald A. Hanweck. 1998. "The Influence of Examiners and Auditors on Loan-Loss Recognition." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 11, No. 4.

    FDIC staff study. 1997. "History of the Eighties – Lessons for the Future."

    O'Keefe, John. 1996. "Interstate Banking and Industry Consolidation: Financial Attributes of Merging Banks." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 9, No. 1.

    Eccles, Jennifer L. and John O'Keefe. 1995. "Understanding the Experience of Converted New England Savings Banks." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 8, No. 1.

    O'Keefe, John. 1993. "Risk-Based Capital Standards for Commercial Banks: Improved Capital Adequacy Standards?" FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 6, No. 1.

    O'Keefe, John. 1992. "Bank Failure Resolutions: Implications for Banking Industry Structure, Conduct and Performance." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 5, No. 1.

    O'Keefe, John. 1990. "The Texas Banking Crisis: Causes and Consequences 1980–1989." FDIC Banking Review. Vol. 3, No. 2.

  • Working Papers

    Working Papers

    O’Keefe, John and Alex Ufier. 2017. Determining the Target Deposit Insurance Fund: Practical Approaches for Data-Poor Deposit Insurers FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper 2017-04.

    O’Keefe, John and Alex Ufier. 2016. Nigeria: A Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model. Prepared for the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation and World Bank Group.

    O’Keefe, John and Alex Ufier. 2016. "Zimbabwe: A Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model." Prepared for the Zimbabwe Deposit Protection Corporation.

    O’Keefe, John. 2013. Bank Failure Prediction for the Philippine Banking System: Modeling Capital Inadequacy versus Bank Closure. Prepared for the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation and World Bank as part of a technical assistance program organized by the World Bank.

    O’Keefe, John and Alex Ufier. 2017. "Determining the Target Deposit Insurance Fund: Practical Approaches for Data-Poor Deposit Insurers." Forthcoming, FDIC Center for Financial Research Working Paper.

    O’Keefe, John and Alex Ufier. 2016. Nigeria: A Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model. Prepared for the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation and World Bank Group.

    O'Keefe, John. 2013. "Bank Failure Prediction for the Philippine Banking System: Modeling Capital Inadequacy versus Bank Closure." Prepared for the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation and World Bank.

    O'Keefe, John and James A. Wilcox. 2010. "Incorporating Economic Forecasts and Bank Risk Adjustments into Supervisory Ratings and PCA Triggers." Proceedings of Matching Stability and Performance: The Impact of New Regulations on Financial Intermediary Management and Performance, Centre for Applied Research in Finance, Università Bocconi and Sponsored by Intesa-Sanpaolo and the Journal of Financial Intermediation.

    O'Keefe, John and James A. Wilcox. 2009. "How Has Bank Supervision Performed, And How Might It Be Improved?" Proceedings of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's 54th Economic Conference.

    O'Keefe, John, Virginia Olin and Christopher Richardson. 2003. "Bank Loan Underwriting Practices: Can Supervisor' Assessments Contribute to Early Warning Systems?" Research in Financial Services, 15, edited by George Kaufman and the FDIC Working Papers. 2003-06.

  • Presentations

    Presentations

    CONFERENCE
    Oct-2016
    International Association of Deposit Insurers
    Research and Guidance Committee, Nigeria
    Nigeria: A Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model

    SEMINAR
    Feb-2016
    Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, Abuja, Nigeria
    Nigeria: A Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model

    SEMINAR
    Nov-2015
    Zimbabwe Deposit Protection Corporation, Harare, Zimbabwe
    Zimbabwe: A Methodological Approach for Development of a Target Deposit Insurance Fund Model

    CONFERENCE
    Sep-2013
    Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Deposit Insurance Loss Prediction: A Framework for the Philippine Banking System

    SEMINAR
    Sep-2013
    FDIC Center for Financial Research Seminar Series
    Deposit Insurance Loss Prediction: A Framework for the Philippine Banking System

    SEMINAR
    Sep-2013
    The Financial Systems Global Practice Seminar Series
    Deposit Insurance Loss Prediction: A Framework for the Philippine Banking System

    CONFERENCE
    Jun-2013
    3nd International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society (F.E.B.S)
    Bank Supervision: Past Performance and Potential Improvements

    CONFERENCE
    Jun-2013
    International Association of Deposit Insurers: Financial Modeling Workshop on Risk Management
    Bank Failure Prediction for the Philippine Banking System: Modeling Capital Inadequacy versus Bank Closure

    SEMINAR
    May-2013
    The Financial Systems Global Practice Seminar Series
    Bank Failure Prediction for the Philippine Banking System: Modeling Capital Inadequacy versus Bank Closure

    CONFERENCE
    Jul-2011
    International Banking, Economics and Finance Association Annual Meetings
    Understanding Bank Supervisors’ Risk Assessments: The Influences of Market Conditions and Supervisory Standards

    CONFERENCE
    Nov-2011
    Southern Finance Association 2011 Annual Meetings
    Understanding Bank Supervisors’ Risk Assessments: The Influences of Market Conditions and Supervisory Standards

    CONFERENCE
    Nov-2010
    Southern Finance Association 2010 Annual Meetings
    Incorporating Economic Forecasts and Bank Risk Adjustments into Supervisory Ratings and PCA Triggers

    CONFERENCE
    Sep-2010
    Bocconi CAREFIN Banking Conference
    Incorporating Economic Forecasts and Bank Risk Adjustments into Supervisory Ratings and PCA Triggers

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