Dr Frank Strobel

Dr Frank Strobel

The Department of Economics
Senior Lecturer in Economics

Contact details

Department of Economics
University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Research Interests: Banking, Finance


Ph.D. (Economics), Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
M.A. (Economics), Queen's University, Kingston (Canada)
Diplom-Volkswirt, Universität München

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Research Group: Macroeconomics and Finance

Research Papers: Selected Works

Research interests: Banking, Financial Intermediation, Financial Economics.

Other activities

Programme Director & Admissions Tutor, MSc Financial Economics


Recent publications


Mercadier, M & Strobel, F 2021, 'A one-sided Vysochanskii-Petunin inequality with financial applications', European Journal of Operational Research, vol. 295, no. 1, pp. 374-377. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejor.2021.02.041

Lepetit, L, Strobel, F & Tran, TH 2021, 'An alternative Z-score measure for downside bank insolvency risk', Applied Economics Letters, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 137-142. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2020.1739222

Barry, TA, Lepetit, L, Strobel, F & Tran, TH 2021, 'Implications for bank risk when directors are related to minority shareholders', Journal of Financial Services Research.

Lepetit, L, Meslier, C, Strobel, F & Wardhana, L 2018, 'Bank dividends, agency costs and shareholder and creditor rights', International Review of Financial Analysis, vol. 56, pp. 93-111. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.irfa.2017.12.007

Haritchabalet, C, Lepetit, L, Spinassou, K & Strobel, F 2017, 'Bank capital regulation: are local or central regulators better?', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, vol. 49, pp. 103-114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2017.02.007

Dawood, M, Horsewood, N & Strobel, F 2017, 'Predicting sovereign debt crises: an early warning system approach', Journal of Financial Stability, vol. 28, pp. 16-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfs.2016.11.008

Barry, T, Lepetit, L & Strobel, F 2016, 'Bank ownership structure, lending corruption and the regulatory environment', Journal of Comparative Economics, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 732–751. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jce.2015.08.003

Lepetit, L & Strobel, F 2015, 'Bank insolvency risk and Z-score measures: A refinement', Finance Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.frl.2015.01.001

Strobel, F, Lepetit, L & Rugemintwari, C 2015, 'Monetary, financial and fiscal stability in the East African community: ready for a monetary union?', World Economy, vol. 38, no. 8, pp. 1179-1204. https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12243

Bouvatier, V, Lepetit, L & Strobel, F 2014, 'Bank income smoothing, ownership concentration and the regulatory environment', Journal of Banking & Finance, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbankfin.2013.12.001

Lepetit, L & Strobel, F 2013, 'Bank insolvency risk and time-varying Z-score measures', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, vol. 25, pp. 73-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2013.01.004

Gondat-Larralde, C & Strobel, F 2013, 'Uncertainty and switching in the mortgage market', Applied Economics, vol. 45, no. 21, pp. 3068-3073. https://doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2012.690842

Lepetit, L, Strobel, F & Dickinson, D 2012, 'Does uncertainty matter for loan charge-offs?', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 264–277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2011.09.006

Strobel, F 2012, 'International tax arbitrage and residence vs. source-based capital income taxation', Research in Economics, vol. 66, no. 4, pp. 391-397. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rie.2012.07.003

Strobel, F 2012, 'International tax arbitrage, currency options and put-call parity conditions', Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 473–486. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intfin.2012.01.005

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