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Leire Rincón García

Leire Rincón García_foto

Post-doctoral researcher, Humboldt University, Berlin

Researcher at ACT Spain project (UAB); Advisory committee member (Pla pilot renda bàsica, Generalitat de Catalunya)


Leire Rincón is a post-doctoral researcher at the Chair of Political Sociology and Social Policy at Humboldt University in Berlin. Before joining Humboldt, she was a pre-doctoral fellow at IBEI and UB, with funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (FPI), linked to the project of Transparency Policy in a context of Multilevel Governance. (IP: Laura Chaqués-Bonafont). During her thesis, she has been a visiting researcher at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. Before engaging in my doctoral thesis, she completed a Master’s degree on Political Analysis and Institutional Advising at the University of Barcelona, where she also worked as a research assistant for the Quality of Democracy (Q-dem) research group. Before this, she also completed a BSc in Politics and International Relations at the University of Bath and worked for the Saudi Arabian embassy in Madrid.

Background and education

  • (2017 -) PhD in Political Science, Universitat de Barcelona
  • (2017) Essex/Nuffield CESS Experimental Summer School, University of Oxford
  • (2015-2016) Masters' Political Analysis and Institutional Advising, Universitat de Barcelona
  • (2010-2014) Bsc Politics and International Relations, Univeristy of Bath

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
  • Advisory committee member (Pla pilot renda bàsica, Generalitat de Catalunya)


Selected publications

  • Rincón L., Vlandas, T., Hiilamo, H

    2022.What’s not to like? Benefit design, funding structure and support for a universal basic income.Journal of European Social Policy,OnlineFirstLink
  • Rincón García, Leire.2021.A Robin Hood for all: a conjoint experiment on support for basic income.Journal of European Public Policy,Link
  • Chrisp, J., Pulkka, V.V., Rincón, L

    2020.Snowballing or wilting? What affects public support for varying models of basic income?.Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy,36(3):223-236Link
  • Chaqués-Bonafont, Laura; Cristancho, Camilo; Muñoz-Márquez, Luz; Rincón García, Leire

    2020.The contingent character of interest groups–political parties’ interaction.Journal of Public Policy,1-22Link
  • Rincón García, Leire.2020.The silver bullet reversed: the impact of evidence on policymaker attention.Evidence & Policy: A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice,LinkLogo open access
  • Perkiö, J., Rincon, L., van Draanen, J

    2019.Framing Basic Income: Comparing Media Framing of Basic Income in Canada, Finland, and Spain.In:

    Torry, M. (eds)

    The Palgrave International Handbook of Basic Income. Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee.Cham:Palgrave Macmillan,pp: 233–251.Link


  • 2017-2021. Pre-doctoral scholarship: FPI Grant (Research Training Grant). Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

  • 2017. POLEXP Grant to attend the 2017 Essex/Nuffield CESS Experimental Summer School.
  • 2017. Grant to attend the Course: Text Mining using Quanteda package with R, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), London, UK. Funded by the European Research Council Grant ERC-2011-StG 283794-QUANTESS.
  • 2015 – 2017. Research Assistant of the Spanish Policy Agendas project, Universitat de Barcelona, financed with the ICREA academia grant (IP: L. Chaqués-Bonafont.