Frank G. Steindl is Regents Professor of Economics Emeritus and Ardmore Professor of Business Administration Emeritus at Oklahoma State University. He was born in Chicago where he attended elementary and secondary school. He received a B.A. from De Paul University in 1957, A.M. from the University of Illinois in 1958, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa in 1963.
He joined the faculty of Oklahoma State University in 1962, becoming emeritus in 2004. His main areas of teaching and research are Monetary Economics and the Great Depression. He was an Instructor in Economics, Benedictine College, 1958-59; an Instructor in Economics, University of Iowa, 1959-62. An Assistant Professor, 1962-65; Associate Professor, 1965-70; Professor of Economics, 1970-1989; Oklahoma State University. Regents Professor of Economics, 1989; Oklahoma State University and Ardmore Professor of Business Administration, 1994.
He has served as Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (1966-67); Economist and Counsel, U.S. Senate Budget Committee (1976); Director, Study of Earthquakes and Financial Institutions, Federal Emergency Management Agency (1979-80); Visiting Professor, University of Munich (1986-87); Konrad Zuse Gastprofessor, University of Bamberg, Germany (1991); Visiting Scholar, Brown University (1993-94); Academic Visitor, London School of Economics (1994), and Visiting Scholar, University of Iowa (2000-01). He has also taught summers at the Universities of Alaska-Fairbanks, California State-Hayward, Colorado-Boulder, Missouri-Columbia, and Wisconsin-Madison.
His most recent book is Understanding Economic Recovery in the 1930s: Endogenous Propagation in the Great Depression (University of Michigan Press 2004). The University of Michigan Press published his earlier book, Monetary Interpretations of the Great Depression (1995). He also authored articles appearing in journals such as the Cato Journal, History of Political Economy, The Independent Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Economic Education, Journal of Finance, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Journal of Macroeconomics, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Kredit und Kapital, Kyklos, National Banking Review, Public Choice, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and Southern Economic Journal.
He is a member of the American Economic Association, Economic History Association, History of Economics Society, Southern Economic Association, and Western Economic Association International.
He has been President of the Southwestern Economics Association (1974-75), Vice-President of the Midwest Economics Association (1973-74), Trustee of the Southern Economic Association (1988-90), and Vice-President of the Missouri Valley Economic Association (1998-99). He was an External Examiner of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1992-1996). He has served as Director of Graduate Studies in Economics and Director of Research for the College of Business Administration.
He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. He is married to the former Joyce Becker, and they have four sons.