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Sebastián Royo

Visiting Scholar 2019-2020, Local Affiliate & Seminar Co-Chair

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


Sebastián Royo

Sebastían Royo is a Professor of Government at Suffolk University in Boston, USA. 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. His books include From Social Democracy to Neoliberalism: The Consequences of Party Hegemony in Spain, 1982-1996 (2000), A New Century of Corporatism? Corporatism in Southern Europe: Spain and Portugal in Comparative Perspective (2002), Spain and Portugal in the European Union: The First Fifteen Years (with P. Manuel, 2003); Portugal, Espanha e a Integração Europeia: Um Balanço (2005); Varieties of Capitalism in Spain (2008); and Lessons from the Economic Crisis in Spain (2013).

He has had collaborations in TV with Univision, Telemundo and CNN-Español. His research interests include Southern European politics and economic institutions. Royo is a Senior Research Associate at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid, and an affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University, where he is the co-chair of the Europe in the World seminar. He is the founder and co-chair of the American Political Science Association's Iberian Studies Group, and serves in the editorial boards of South European Society & Politics and

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


  • Professor of Government, Suffolk University
  • Co-Chair, Europe in the World, CES, Harvard University
  • Visiting Scholar 2019-2020 and Local Affiliate, CES, Harvard University

Research Project

Why Banks Fail?The Political Roots of Banking Crises in Spain


Political Science