Data on Chilean Cabinets (1990-2022)

Researchers: Bastián González-Bustamante and Alejandro Olivares

Project Status: Completed


This project comprises two data sets on Chilean ministers and undersecretaries in Comma-Separated Values (CSV) format with Unicode encoding UTF-8. The data set on ministers covers between 1990 and 2014, while the set on undersecretaries contains officeholders from 1990 to 2022.

Both data sets have been used in the following articles and book chapters:

  • González-Bustamante, B. (2022). Ministerial stability during presidential approval crises: The moderating effect of ministers’ attributes on dismissals in Brazil and Chile. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations. OnlineFirst. DOI: 10.1177/13691481221124850.

  • González-Bustamante, B. (2022). Métodos cuantitativos para estudiar a las élites: Aplicaciones prácticas, sesgos y potencialidades. Revista Chilena de Derecho y Ciencia Política, 13(2), 12-44. DOI: 10.7770/rchdcp-V13N2-art2907.

  • Orchard, X., & González-Bustamante (2022). 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. OnlineFirst. DOI: 10.1177/19401612221089482.

  • González-Bustamante, B. (2020). The Politics‐Administration Dichotomy: A Case Study of the Chilean Executive during the Democratic Post‐Transition. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 39(5), 582-597. DOI: 10.1111/blar.13044.

  • González-Bustamante, B., & Olivares, A. (2018). La élite política gubernamental en Chile: Supervivencia de ministros. In A. Codato and F. Espinoza (eds.), Las Élites en las Américas: Diferentes Perspectivas. Curitiba: Editora Universidade Federal do Paraná. URL:

  • González-Bustamante, B., & Olivares, A. (2016). Cambios de gabinete y supervivencia de los ministros en Chile durante los gobiernos de la Concertación (1990-2010). Colombia Internacional, 87, 81-108. DOI: 10.7440/colombiaint87.2016.04.

  • González-Bustamante, B., & Olivares, A. (2016). A rotatividade de subsecretários dos ministérios no Chile (1990-2014). Observatório de elites políticas e sociais do Brasil. NUSP/UFPR, 3(5), 1-19. URL:

  • González-Bustamante, B., & Olivares, A. (2015). Rotación de subsecretarios en Chile: Una exploración de la segunda línea gubernamental, 1990-2014. Revista de Gestión Pública, IV(2), 151-190. DOI: 10.22370/rgp.2015.4.2.2230.


How to cite these datasets?

  • González-Bustamante, B., & Olivares, A. (2023). Data Set on Chilean Ministers (1990-2014) (Version 3.3.7 – Soft Dew). Dataset, University of Oxford, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Universidad Mayor and Training Data Lab.

  • González-Bustamante, B., & Olivares, A. (2023). Data Set on Chilean Undersecretaries (1990-2022) (Version 2.1.4 – Wandering Grass). Dataset, University of Oxford, Universidad de Santiago de Chile (USACH), Universidad Mayor and Training Data Lab.

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Last updated: March 18, 2023.