Antonios Roumpakis

Antonios Roumpakis


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Research interests

Current research interests and projects

  • Debt, family and social reproduction
  • The political economy of familistic welfare regimes 

PhD supervision interests

Comparative welfare states and political economy of welfare; Pension policy analysis; Labour mobility and rights; Familistic welfare regimes; Especially welcome interests in: 'subsntative' economics, comparative historical analysis; governance of pension funds; power approaches to welfare and comparative pension policy in East Asia.

Employment History

Senior Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. (10/2019 - now).

Lecturer in Comparative Social Policy, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of York. (2012 - 09/2019).

Post-doctoral fellow at NORDwel, Nordic Centre of Excellence, Department of Politics & Economics, University of Helsinki (Sept.2010 - June 2011).

Teaching Fellow in Comparative Social Policy,  Department of Social & Policy Sciences, University of Bath (Sept. 2008 - July 2010).


I hold an undergraduate degree (Ptychion) in Sociology from the University of Crete (2003). Soon after I  received a competitive scholarship from Hellenic State Foundation of Scholrships (IKY) to conduct my postgraduate research. In 2009, I received my PhD in Social and Policy Sciences from the University of Bath, titled 'From democratisation to marketisation: A comparative historicla study of Swedish, German and British pension systems and funds'. Before joining the University of York, I taught at the Department of Social and Policy Sciences (Bath) and I also spent a year as a post-doctoral researcher at the Nordic Centre of Excellence in Welfare Research (NORDwel) at the University of Helsinki.

My research and teaching interests are in the comparative political economy of the welfare state; comparative political economy of the Europe Union; familistic welfare capitalism; governance and power approaches to welfare; historical institutionalism; and comparative research methods. Recently, I published articles on family as a socio-economic actor and  the impact of austerity on South European middle class. My current research focuses on the political economy of 'familistic' welfare regimes, debt and welfare austerity.


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