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Bhavin Patel

Bhavin PatelSenior Economist & Head of Fintech Research

Bhavin Patel is Senior Economist & Head of Fintech Research at OMFIF. In this capacity, he works on the organisation’s research and analysis on a wide range of subjects relevant to central banks, sovereign funds and public pension funds.

His specialist research interests include the economic structure and environment of the Middle East, financial market development in emerging markets, Islamic finance, and the digital economy including fintech and central bank digital currencies. Prior to joining OMFIF his research interests focused on issues around the choice of exchange rate regimes and models of currency and financial crises.

He holds a BSc in Financial Economics with Econometrics and an MSc in Economics and Finance with Distinction, both from the University of Kent.