Grant T. Buckles, Ph.D., is a political economist based in Louisville, KY. A consultant with extensive international experience, he uses analytics and subject-matter expertise to address complex governance challenges. His research on political institutions has been published in British Journal of Political Science, as well as various media outlets.

He is currently a consulting associate at Gallup, where he advises public sector clients on research design, data collection, analytics, and organizational strategy. He specializes in leading large-scale research and evaluation projects that apply advanced survey methods, experimental designs, and emerging technologies. His portfolio includes international organizations, government agencies, municipalities, universities, and major foundations.

Previously, he was a graduate fellow at The Carter Center's Democracy Program and Institute for Developing Nations. He received a Ph.D. in political science with an emphasis on comparative politics and international relations from Emory University in 2017.