Grant T. Buckles is a senior research consultant at Gallup. He also serves as an associate faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville. An applied political economist, his work explores the role of incentives and information in organizations, markets, and political systems.

As senior consultant, Buckles leads large-scale public sector research projects at Gallup. He is responsible for using advanced research methods, subject-matter expertise, and international experience to advise a portfolio of government agencies, international organizations, technology companies, universities, and major foundations. His research at Gallup has appeared in The Atlantic, Bloomberg, The New York Times, The Washington Post and other media outlets.

Previously, Buckles was a fellow at The Carter Center. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Emory University with an emphasis on comparative politics and international political economy. His academic research has been published in British Journal of Political Science.