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Laëtitia LEPETIT

Professeur en Sciences Economiques/Professor of Economics
LAPE, Université de Limoges, 5 rue Félix Eboué, 87031 Limoges, France
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Research topics/ Domaines de recherche

Economie bancaire, micro-économétrie


Laetitia Lepetit is Professor of Economics at the University of Limoges (France) and has held recurrent visiting positions at the University of Birmingham since 2002. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Limoges in 2001. She is currently the Director of Doctoral Studies at the University of Limoges, and has previously served as its Vice-President in charge of Human Resources. She is furthermore co-director of the Master 2 “Banque : Risques et Marchés”. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money. Her current research interests relate to financial institutions, bank risk and corporate governance. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Applied Economics, and others.

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Selected Publications

Articles in refereed Journals

• "Implications for Bank Risk When Directors Are Related to Minority Shareholders", (with T. Barry, F. Strobel and T.H. Tran), Journal of Financial Services Research, 2021, forthcoming

• "An alternative Z-score measure for downside bank insolvency risk", (with F. Strobel and T.H. Tran), Applied Economics Letters, 28(2), 137-142, 2021

• "Bank dividends, agency costs and shareholder and creditor rights", (with C. Meslier, F. Strobel and L. Wardhana), International Review of Financial Analysis, Vol. 56, 2018, Pages 93-111.

• "Bank capital regulation : Are local or central regulators better ? ", (with C. Haritchabalet, K. Spinassou and F. Strobel), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, Vol. 49, July 2017, Pages 103-114.(

• "Reducing agency conflicts through bank dividend payout decisions : the role of opacity and ownership structure", (with C. Meslier and L. Wardhana), Applied Economics, Vol. 49, 2017, Pages 1-28.(

• "Bank ownership structure, lending corruption and the regulatory environment", (with T. Barry and F. Strobel), Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 44, 732-751, 2016.

• "Excess control rights, bank capital structure adjustments and lending", (with N. Saghi-Zedek), Journal of Financial Economics, Vol. 115, 574-591, 2015.

• "Monetary and financial stability in the East African community : ready for a monetary union ?" (with C. Rugemintwari and F. Strobel), The World Economy, Vol. 38, 1179-1204, 2015

• "Bank Insolvency Risk and Z-Score Measures : A Refinement" (with F. Strobel), Finance Research Letters, Vol. 13, 214–224, 2015.

• "Bank income smoothing, ownership concentration and the regulatory environment", (with V. Bouvatier and F. Strobel), Journal of Banking and Finance, Vol. 41, 253–270, 2014.

• "Changes in capital and risk : an empirical study of European banks", (with B. Camara and A. Tarazi), Applied Economics, Vol. 45, 4831-4856, 2013

• "Bank insolvency risk and time-varying Z-score measures" (with F. Strobel), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 25, 73-87, 2013.

• "Effects of loan loss provisions on growth in bank lending : some international comparisons" (with V. Bouvatier), International Economics, 132, 91-116, 2012.

• "Does uncertainty matter for loan charge-offs ? " (with F. Strobel & D.G. Dickinson), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 22(2), 264–277, 2012.

• "Effects of provisioning rules on bank lending : A theoretical model" (with V. Bouvatier), Journal of Financial Stability, 8(1), 25-31, 2012.

• "Ownership structure and risk in publicly held and privately owned banks" (with T. Barry & A. Tarazi), Journal of Banking and Finance, 35(5), 1327-1340, 2011.

• "Canal des provisions bancaires et cycle du marché du crédit" (with V. Bouvatier), Revue Economique, 62(1), 67-86, 2011.

• "The expansion of services in European banking : implications for loan pricing and interest margins" (with E. Nys, P. Rous & A. Tarazi), Journal of Banking and Finance, 32(11), 2325-2335, 2008.

• "Bank income structure and risk : An empirical analysis of European banks" (with E. Nys, P. Rous & A. Tarazi), Journal of Banking and Finance, 32(8), 1452-1467, 2008.

• "Banks’ procyclicality behavior : does provisioning matter ?" (with V. Bouvatier), Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, 18, 513-528, 2008.

• "How did the Asian stock markets react to bank mergers after the 1997 Asian crisis ?" (with C. Bautista & C. Crouzille), Pacific Economic Review, 13(2), 171-182, 2008.

• "Reaction of European Bank stock prices to events of the Asian and Russian Financial crises" (with C. Crouzille & A. Tarazi), Revue d’Economie Politique, 116(4), 457-469, 2006.

• "Bank stock volatility, news and asymmetric information in banking : an empirical investigation" (with C. Crouzille & A. Tarazi), Journal of Multinational Financial Management, 14(4/5), 443-461, 2004.

• "Diversification versus specialisation : an event study of M&As in the European banking industry" (with S. Patry & P. Rous), Applied Financial Economics, 14(9), 663-669, 2004.


• "Banking in France" (with C. Meslier and A. Tarazi), in The Palgrave Handbook of European Banking, (Eds) T. Beck and B. Casu, Editions Palgrave, 2016.

• "The impact of market structure and efficiency on bank profitability : an empirical analysis of banking industries in Central and Eastern Europe" (with C. Gondat-Larralde) in The new Europe : Convergence between the EU and Central and Eastern Europe , (Eds) D. Dickinson et A. Mullineux, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp 416-442, 2001.

Teaching experience/Enseignement

Programme Director of the Master « Banques : Risques et Marchés » (Msc in Banking and Finance) (2004 - present)

Economics of Banking (2d year undergrad., 3rd year undergrad. and postgrad.), Financial markets (3rd year undergrad), Economics of Financial Markets (postgrad.), Economics of Information (postgrad.)

Visiting positions

Visiting researcher, University of Birmingham (since 2002)