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Aina Gallego Dobón

Aina Gallego Dobón

Investigadora associada sènior, IBEI

Professora agregada, Universitat de Barcelona

Investigadora associada, Institute of Political Economy and Governance


Aina Gallego is Senior Research Associate at IBEI, Associate Professor of Political Science at the Universitat de Barcelona and a Research Associate at the Institute of Political Economy and Governance.

Previously, she was Ramon y Cajal Fellow and Associate Professor at IBEI and a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish High Research Council and at Stanford University. She holds a PhD in Political Science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and have been the recipient of a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant.

Gallego has an ongoing interest in the political representation of the poor. Her book "Unequal Participation Worldwide" analyzed inequalities in voter turnout in a comparative perspective and argued that such gaps can be reduced through institutional reforms. In a current project with Marta Curto, they examine if the interests of the poor are better represented by politicians of a similar socio-economic background. In another project with Paul Marx, they ask what are the likely political consequences of one of the main drivers of increasing income inequality, namely skill-biased technological change.

Aina has also conducted extensive research on other topics such as the political consequences of corruption, the effects of personality on political behavior, or the origins of dual ethnic identities in contexts with ethnopolitical conflict such as Catalonia.

Aina gallego contributes to the Political Science blog http://www.eldiario.es/piedrasdepapel/

Formació acadèmica

  • (2008) Doctorat en Ciència Política, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • (2003) BA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona


2015. Best article prize for “Turning a Blind Eye: Experimental Evidence of Partisan Bias in Attitudes Toward Corruption” awarded by the Spanish Political Science Association.

2013. Best article prize for “Personality and Political Participation” awarded by the Spanish Political Science Association.

2009. Juan Linz Prize to the best dissertation in Political Science awarded by the Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales.

Afiliacions professionals

  • Spanish Political Science Association
  • European Political Science Association
  • American Political Science Association
  • Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)


Línies d'investigació

  • Política comparada
  • Mètodes de recerca
  • Economia política

Clústers de recerca de l'IBEI

Publicacions més destacades

  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Kurer, Thomas; Schöll, Nikolas

    2022.Neither Left-Behind nor Superstar: Ordinary Winners of Digitalization at the Ballot Box.The Journal of Politics,84 (1)EnllaçLogo open access
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Kuo, Alexander; Manzano, Dulce; Fernández-Albertos, José

    2022.Technological Risk and Policy Preferences.Comparative Political Studies,55 (1):60-92EnllaçLogo open access
  • Beltrán, Javier; Gallego Dobón, AinaHuidobro, Alba; Padró, Lluís; Romero, Enrique

    2021.Gendered Language in Political Communication: A Machine Learning Approach.European Journal of Political Research,60(1):239-251
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Le Mens, Gaël; Schöll, Nikolas

    2021.Politician-Citizen Interactions and Dynamic Representation: Evidence from Twitter.Barcelona GSE Working Paper,1238 | February 2021EnllaçLogo open access
  • Beltran, Javier; Gallego Dobón, Aina; Huidobro, Alba; Romero, Enrique; Padró, Lluís

    2020.Male and female politicians on Twitter: A machine learning approach.European Journal of Political Research,Enllaç
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Kurer, Thomas

    2019.Distributional consequences of technological change: Worker-level evidence.Research and Politics,6 (1):1-19Enllaç
  • Huidobro, Alba; Ospina, Yeimy; Curto-Grau, Marta; Gallego, Aina

    2019.La formación de gobiernos municipales: una nueva base de datos.Revista Española de Ciencia Política,49:109-128EnllaçLogo open access
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Hierro, Maria José

    2018.Identities in between: Political conflict and ethno-national identities in multicultural states.Journal of Conflict Resolution,62 (6):1314-1339Enllaç
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina.2017.Occupations in transformation: who will be affected by technological change?.Observatori Social La Caixa,
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Marx, Paul

    2016.Disentangling Preferences for Multi-Dimensional Policies: A Conjoint Experiment.Journal of European Public Policy,forthcoming
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Buscha, Franz; Sturgis, Patrick; Oberski, Daniel

    2016.Places and preferences: A Longitudinal Analysis of Self-Selection and Contextual Effects.British Journal of Political Science,46(3):529-550EnllaçLogo open access
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina.2015.Unequal Political Participation Worldwide.New York:Cambridge University Press.Enllaç
Totes les publicacions

Invited presentations 

  • U. de Montréal (2008, 2012)                
  • Central European University (2009)
  • Universidad de Salamanca (2009)        
  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2009, 2014, 2015)
  • European Commission (2010)              
  • Stanford University (2011)                   
  • U. Autónoma de Querétaro (2012)        
  • C. Superior Investigaciones Científicas (2013)
  • Juan March Institute (2013)                  
  • Zurich University (2013)
  • Heidelberg University (2014)                
  • University of British Columbia (2014)    
  • Universidade de Lisboa ICS (2015)       
  • IBEI (2015, 2017)
  • Sciences Po Paris (2016)                     
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (2016)
  • Vienna University (2016)                      
  • University of Bergen (2016)
  • Dublin University (2016)                       
  • Oxford University (2016)
  • Gotheborg University (2017)