Dr Martin Strobl

Dr Martin Strobl

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Research Fellow

Contact details

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Martin Strobl is a Research Fellow in the Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology.

Martin is associated with the interdisciplinary PRECEDE research project. He works closely with Lorenza Antonucci on topics that explore the socio-economic and cultural roots of European populism. Given his background in economics, Martin also has a broad interest in political economy and public economics, particularly in topics related to inequality and poverty.


  • PhD in Economics, Aarhus University, 2021
  • MA in Economics, CERGE-EI, 2019
  • Mgr. (cum laude) in Economics, Charles University, 2017


Martin holds a PhD degree in Economics from Aarhus University, Denmark. His dissertation studies the relationship between politicians and their electorate, focusing on electoral accountability, legislators’ competence, and redistributive policies of populist politicians.

Given Martin’s educational background in economics, he is primarily interested in quantitative research. Particularly in research that involves extensive datasets, alternative data sources, or advanced quantitative methods.

Aside from his academic career, Martin held several part-time positions in management consulting, fraud detection, and public policy.


Research interests:

  • Populism
  • Social & Political Inequality
  • Political Economy
  • Public Economics

Current projects


Other activities

Martin is a:

  • Member of the Czech Economic Society and the Danish Economic Society
  • Past member and president of Rotaract Club Podebrady


Hendl, J.; Moldan, M.; Ranosova, T.; Siegl, J.; Strobl, M. and Zacek, J., (2021), Practical Introduction to Mathematics, Logic, and Statistics for Sociology and Social Sciences (in Czech), 2nd ed., Karolinum, Charles University Press.

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