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). During my PhD I have been a visiting researcher at the European University Institute, at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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.




Beltrán, Javier, Aina Gallego, Alba Huidobro, Enrique Romero and Lluís Padró (2021). Male and Female Politicians on Twitter: A Machine Learning Approach. European Journal of Political Research

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.

Portátil y de café


Women who win but do not rule. Quasi-experimental evidence on the effect of gender on government formation. Revise & Resubmit.

With Albert Falcó-Gimeno

Partners in Government: Politicians’ Preferences about Coalition Formation. Under review.

How party leaders appoint women in their teams?

Gender and Political Ambition: Evidence from a survey of politicians

Young politicians in government formation processes

With Albert Falcó-Gimeno



You can download my CV here!

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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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