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Aina Gallego Dobon

ICREA Acadèmia 2021

Universitat de Barcelona · Social & Behavioural Sciences

Aina Gallego Dobon

Aina Gallego is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Barcelona. She is also a research affiliate at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies, the Institute for Political Economy and Governance (UPF) and the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (UB). She was formerly a Ramon y Cajal Fellow at IBEI and held post-doctoral positions at the Spanish Higher Research Council and at Stanford University. She earned her PhD in Political Science from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2008.

Research interests

Aina Gallego is a political scientist working in the areas of political behavior and political economy. In the last five years she has worked primarily on two areas.

She is contributing to an emerging agenda about the political consequences of automation and digitalization on political behavior. The questions tackled include: a) to what extent are citizens worried about technological change as a source of labor market risk; b) the impact of working in digitalizing industries on support for political parties; c) public support for different policies designed to help workers displaced by automation.

She has also investigated how the individual characteristics of politicians affect the issues they choose to discuss and the public policies they implement in office. Her research helps understand how the traits of those elected to office (e.g. women) affect government performance and representation.



Political science, political behavior, political economy

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