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Sebastián Royo

Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair; Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Residency Dates: September 1, 2019-July 1, 2020


Sebastián Royo

Sebastían Royo is professor of government at Suffolk University. He is a local affiliate of CES, where he co-chairs the Europe in the World Seminar. His research interests include Southern European politics and economic institutions. He is the founder and co-chair of the American Political Science Association's Iberian Studies Group, a senior analyst at the Madrid based Elcano Royal Institute, and serves on the editorial boards of South European Society & Politics and

At CES, Royo will work on a project that explains why the Spanish banking system has been historically fragile. He will also examine the causes of the recent banking crisis and analyze the impact of the financial reforms along with their prospects for the Spanish financial system.

Royo's articles and reviews on comparative politics have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, European Journal of Industrial Relations, PS: Political Science and Politics, West European Politics, South European Society and Politics, Democratization, Mediterranean Quarterly, SELA, FP, Perspectives on Politics, and other publications.

This information is accurate for the time period that the visiting scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor of Government, Suffolk University
  • CES Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-chair, Harvard University

Research Project

Why banks fail? The political roots of the banking crises in Spain


Political Science