Stamatoula Fragkou

Doctoral Student

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Stamatoula holds a BSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics and Business. In 2010 she started her professional life in Bank of Greece as a trainee in Financial Operations department for one year. She took part at the daily assessment of the international markets using Bloomberg and Reuters, she was involved in the service of Debt obligations of the Republic and in the relevant foreign swap transaction. She was also responsible for communicating with global investment and foreign correspondent banks abroad coping with settlement issues. From September 2011, Stamatoula was employed by National Bank of Greece in the Group of Retail Collections, where she had to cope with management and process of inactive clients with outstanding debit balances as well as monitoring and data analysis for private bank accounts, deposits, loans, credit cards and their balances.

In 2013 she was assigned duties as an assistant to the President of the Central Credit Committee of the Developing European Countries at Eurobank Ergasias S.A. In 2014, Stamatoula obtained her M.Sc. in Finance and Banking from Athens University of Economics and Business with distinction. She was ranked first for her overall academic performance.

In October 2014 she began her study for a PhD degree at the University of Leicester. She has been awarded with a GTA.
Stamatoula is currently also working as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Leicester.



Stamatoula is interested in stress test methods and applications, with a focus on the banking sector. Her aim is to develop a new stress test framework able to capture the effects both from the macroeconomic and microeconomic aspects of the Economy. To this purpose, she proposes a benchmark econometric model for both banking systems operating in the UK and the Euro area.

Stamatoula in parallel is interested in topics relating to: Economics and finance, financial distress, banking stability, regulation policies, risk analysis, risk management and financial econometrics.


  • Participation in the working paper “Modelling uncertainty in the banking sector” under the supervision of Professor Mike Tsionas.
  • Participation in “Jean Monnet” seminars by conducting research on the topic of “Bank Mergers and Acquisitions”

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