Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Institut de Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)



I am PhD candidate in Political and Social Sciences department at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, under the supervision of the Dr. Aina Gallego. Furthermore, I am a pre-doctoral fellow from the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiviness (FPI), linked to the project LEADERS at the Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI). Currently, I am conducting a research stay at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. During my PhD I have also been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute.

I am graduated in Political Science and Public Administration, and Master in Research in Political Science from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona. My specialization is in the study of political behaviour of citizens and political leaders, electoral systems and multilevel governance through quantitative research methods. My PhD thesis "The Effects of Leaders on Governments Formation" focuses on the mechanisms of formation of governments and to what extent these are defined by the attitudes and individual characteristics of the political leaders.




Huidobro, Alba, Yeimy Ospina, Marta Curto-Grau, and Aina Gallego (2019). La formación de Gobiernos municipales: una nueva base de datos. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 49, 109-128.

Beltrán, Javier, Aina Gallego, Alba Huidobro, Enrique Romero and Lluís Padró (2020). Male and Female Politicians on Twitter: A Machine Learning Approach. European Journal of Political Research

Portátil y de café


Women who win but do not lead. Quasi-experimental evidence on the effect of gender on government formation. Under review.

With Albert Falcó-Gimeno

Choosing Your Partner: Experimental Evidence on Coalition Governments Formation

Unemployment Experiences of Political Elites and their Social Policy Preferences

With Aina Gallego

Gender and political selection: Experimental evidence about how party leaders appoint their teams



You can download my CV here!

Librería de la vendimia
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The formation of local governments: a new database.


*How to cite the data:

Huidobro, A., Ospina, Y., Curto-Grau, M. y Gallego, A. (2019). La formación de Gobiernos municipales: una nueva base de datos. Revista Española de Ciencia Política, 49, 109-128.



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