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Aina Gallego Dobón

Aina Gallego Dobón

Associate Professor and Research Fellow Ramón y Cajal

Biography

I am a Ramon y Cajal Fellow (Associate Professor) at the Institut de Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and a Research Associate at the Institute of Political Economy and Governance. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish High Research Council and at Stanford University, and have been the recipient of a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. I defended my doctoral dissertation in Political Science at the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.

I have an ongoing interest in the political representation of the poor. My 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, we  examine if the interests of the poor are better represented by politicians of a similar socio-economic background. In another project with Paul Marx, we ask what are the likely political consequences of one of the main drivers of increasing income inequality, namely skill-biased technological change.

I have 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.

I contribute to the Political Science blog http://www.eldiario.es/piedrasdepapel/

Background and education

  • (2008) PhD in Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona
  • (2003) BA, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Awards

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.

Professional memberships & affiliations

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

Research

Research interests

  • Comparative politics
  • Research methods
  • Political Economy

Selected publications

  • Gallego Dobón, Aina.2017.Occupations in transformation: who will be affected by technological change?Observatori Social La Caixa,Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina.2016.Inequality and the Erosion of Trust among the Poor: Experimental evidence.Socio-Economic Review,forthcoming
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Marx, Paul

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    2016.Disentangling Preferences for Multi-Dimensional Policies: A Conjoint Experiment.Journal of European Public Policy,forthcoming
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Muñoz, Jordi; Anduiza, Eva

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    2016.Why do voters forgive corrupt mayors? Implicit exchange, credibility of information, and clean alternatives.Local Government Studies,42(4):598-615
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Buscha, Franz; Sturgis, Patrick; Oberski, Daniel

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    2016.Places and preferences: A Longitudinal Analysis of Self-Selection and Contextual Effects.British Journal of Political Science,46(3):529-550Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina.2015.Unequal Political Participation Worldwide.New York:Cambridge University Press.Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Pardos-Prado, Sergi

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    2014.Personality traits and attitudes towards immigration.Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,40(1):79-99Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Anduiza, Eva; Muñoz, Jordi

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    2013.Turning a blind eye: Experimental evidence of partisan bias in attitudes towards corruption.Comparative Political Studies,46 (12):1664-1692Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Oberski, Daniel

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    2012.Personality traits and Political Participation: The Mediation Hypothesis.Political Behavior,34 (3):425-451Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina; Rico, Guillem; Anduiza, Eva

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    2012.Disproportionality and voter turnout in new and old democracies.Electoral Studies,31 (1):159-169Link
  • Gallego Dobón, Aina.2010.Understanding Unequal Turnout: Education and Voting in Comparative Perspective.Electoral Studies,29(2):239-247

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)