Bastián González-Bustamante

Bastián González-Bustamante

Post-doctoral Researcher

Leiden University

I am a post-doctoral researcher in Computational Social Science at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA) at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University, Netherlands. I hold a DPhil (PhD) in Politics from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Before my DPhil, I earned an MA (1st) in Political Science and a BA (2:1) in Government, both from the Universidad de Chile.

My research interests lie in the intersection of comparative politics and government, focusing mainly on cabinets, political regimes and civil services. Methodologically, my interests rely on the application of quantitative text analysis, machine learning methods and causal inference strategies in the comparative politics field. In the last years, my work has been published in The International Journal of Press/Politics, World Development, Government and Opposition, The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Bulletin of Latin American Research and elsewhere.

During my post-doctorate, I will be working on two research projects funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) related to how the rule of law has changed over time and automated text analysis of investment data to study the effects of governance on sustainable investments. Specifically, I will employ Natural Language Processing (NLP) and text-as-data techniques to find patterns and topics within big text data.

  • Comparative politics
  • Machine learning
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Quantitative methods
  • Ministerial turnover
  • Elites and civil service
  • DPhil (PhD) in Politics, 2019-2023

    University of Oxford

  • MA in Political Science, 2010-2013

    Universidad de Chile

  • BA in Government, 2004-2009

    Universidad de Chile

Featured Publications

(2024). Power Hierarchies and Visibility in the News: Exploring Determinants of Politicians’ Presence and Prominence in the Chilean Press (1991-2019). The International Journal of Press/Politics, 29(1), 100-123.


(2022). Cabinet Reshuffles and Parliamentary No‑Confidence Motions. Government and Opposition. FirstView.

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(2021). Motivación de servicio público entre funcionarios públicos chilenos. Revista del CLAD Reforma y Democracia, 81, 105-138.

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Publication Record


9 articles


8 articles / 3 articles


14 articles

Book Chapters

12 chapters

Data Collection

3 projects

Relevant Awards

St Hilda’s College Muriel Wise Fund and Travel and Book Grants

Research support grant for my DPhil (PhD) project and allowances for participation in conferences and purchase of books, £2 255. Oxford, United Kingdom.

Becas Chile Doctoral Scholarship Abroad

Tuition fees, transport and living expenses for pursuing a DPhil (PhD) at the University of Oxford (ANID/PFCHA/72200340), £160 000. Oxford, United Kingdom.