Grant T. Buckles, Ph.D., is a social & economic research consultant at Gallup. A political economist by training, he specializes in leading large-scale research and advisory projects for public sector clients. He leverages advanced research methods, subject-matter expertise, and extensive international experience to advise his portfolio of government agencies, international organizations, municipalities, universities, and major foundations.

His academic research focuses on understanding how institutions shape governance, development, and behavioral outcomes. His work has been published in British Journal of Political Science, as well as various media outlets.

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. He is based in Louisville, KY.