Antonio Sergio

Antonio Sergio
Are the monetary interventions of the European Central Bank, the Fiscal Compact and the economic adjustment in Southern Europe turning the Eurozone into an Optimum Currency Area? This is the central research question in Antonio Sergio’s PhD project, which he is undertaking at Aston University’s Aston Centre for Europe. Before (re-)joining Aston as a doctoral researcher in October 2016, Antonio was a postgraduate student both at Central European University in Budapest and the University of Warwick. Before graduating from Aston University in 2014 Antonio has also studied at Kingston University in London and at Universidade Lusíada in Portugal.

In 2017/18 Antonio is a seminar teacher in the modules LP1029 Introduction to Studying and Researching Politics; and LP1030 Concepts and Methods of International Relations.

Email address: ribeiras@aston.ac.uk
Room number: NW801
Office Hours: Friday 10:00 – 12:00


  • 2016. MA (Merit) in International Relations and European Studies, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary).
  • 2014. BSc (First Class Honours) in Politics and International Relations, Aston University (Birmingham, UK).
  • 2011. Certificate of Higher Education in Politics and International Relations (Distinction), Kingston University (London, UK).
     
  •  2016-2019. 50th Anniversary PhD Studentship, Aston University.
  • 2015-2016. Master Studies Fellowship, Central European University.
  • 2014. Class of 2014 LSS School Prize in Politics, International Relations and European Studies (awarded for outstanding performance), Aston University.
 
  • 7 September 2017. Conference paper: “Federalizing the Eurozone: The Fiscal Federalism Criteria in Optimum Currency Areas” . Panel: The Eurozone in Crisis - ECPR Conference, (University of Oslo, Norway).

  • 6 July 2017. Conference paper: “Brexit and the future of Europe: is the EU disintegrating?”  French Association for Political Economy Conference (University of Rennes, France).
  •  5 July 2017. Conference paper: “The Eurozone crisis and the future of Europe: towards Grexit?” French Association for Political Economy Conference (University of Rennes, France).
  • 12 - 13 April 2017. Narratives of Fiscal Union in the Eurozone”. Panel 4 Fiscal integration: normative and policy perspectives - Political Economy of Europe’s Working Group, Institute for New Economic Thinking (Brussels, Belgium).
  • 10-12 April 2017. Conference paper: "Britain's withdrawal from the EU: towards a theory of European Disintegration". Panel Brexit and Disintegration - Political Studies Association 67th Annual International Conference, (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
  • 15 October 2016. Conference paper: "Adjustment in the United States and European Monetary Unions: the cases of Puerto Rico and Greece". Panel 7 (Economics of the Eurozone Crisis) - 5th Euroacademia International Conference on The European Union and the Politicization of Europe. (Bologna, Italy).
  • 14 October 2016. Conference paper: "The Brexit Vote: Conceptualizing European (Dis)integration". Panel 1 (Thinking Contemporary Europe) - 5th Euroacademia International Conference on The European Union and the Politicization of Europe. (Bologna, Italy).

  • 17 July 2013. "Did Keynesian policies fuel the European debt crisis?", published in Open Democracy.

  • 06 July 2013. "Is Germany paying for southern Europe?", published in Open Democracy.