Aina Gallego Dobón
Associate Professor (on leave)
Aina Gallego is Associate Professor at the Institut de Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals and a Research Associate at the Institute of Political Economy and Governance.
Previously, she was Ramon y Cajal Fellow at IBEI and a post-doctoral researcher at the Spanish High Research Council and at Stanford University, and has been the recipient of a Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. She defended her doctoral dissertation in Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
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/
Background and education
- (2008) PhD in Political Science, Autonomous University of 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.
Professional memberships & affiliations
- Spanish Political Science Association
- European Political Science Association
- American Political Science Association
- Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)
- Comparative politics
- Research methods
- Political economy
IBEI Research Clusters
- How Technological Change Reshapes Politics: Technology, Elections, and Policies (TECHNO) (Coordinator | Researcher)
- Comparative Policy Agendas (Researcher)
- 2021.Politician-Citizen Interactions and Dynamic Representation: Evidence from Twitter.Barcelona GSE Working Paper,1238 | February 2021Link
- 2020.Male and female politicians on Twitter: A machine learning approach.European Journal of Political Research,Link
- 2019.La formación de Gobiernos municipales: una nueva base de datos.Revista Española de Ciencia Política,49:109-128Link
- 2017.Occupations in transformation: who will be affected by technological change?.Observatori Social La Caixa,Link
- 2016.Inequality and the Erosion of Trust among the Poor: Experimental evidence.Socio-Economic Review,forthcoming
- 2016.Disentangling Preferences for Multi-Dimensional Policies: A Conjoint Experiment.Journal of European Public Policy,forthcoming
- 2016.Why do voters forgive corrupt mayors? Implicit exchange, credibility of information, and clean alternatives.Local Government Studies,42(4):598-615
- 2016.Places and preferences: A Longitudinal Analysis of Self-Selection and Contextual Effects.British Journal of Political Science,46(3):529-550Link
- 2015.Unequal Political Participation Worldwide.New York:Cambridge University Press.Link
- 2014.Personality traits and attitudes towards immigration.Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies,40(1):79-99Link
- 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)