Gregory J. Martin

Gregory J. Martin
Assistant Professor, Political Economy
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Academic Area: 
Political Economy


Gregory J. Martin is Assistant Professor of Political Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He previously held a faculty position in the department of Political Science at Emory University. His research focuses on political marketplaces, including the market for political news, the political media consulting industry, and the allocation of grant funding by legislatures. Martin earned his Ph.D. in political economics at Stanford GSB and an SB in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Academic Degrees

  • Phd, Political Economics, Stanford GSB, 2013
  • SB, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Political Economy, 2018-present
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University, 2013-2018

Professional Experience

  • Senior Analyst, Analysis Group Inc., 2006-2008


Journal Articles

Gregory J. Martin, Joshua McCrain. American Political Science Review. May 2019, Vol. 113, Issue 2, Pages 372-384.
Gregory J. Martin, Zachary Peskowitz. American Political Science Review. May 2018, Vol. 112, Issue 2, Pages 231-248.
Gregory J. Martin. The Journal of Politics. April 2018, Vol. 80, Issue 2, Pages 479-493.
Gregory J. Martin, Steven W. Webster. Political Science Research and Methods (Conditionally Accepted). 2018.
Gregory J. Martin, Zachary Peskowitz. Legislative Studies Quarterly. August 2015, Vol. 40, Issue 3, Pages 441-470.
Gregory J. Martin. Political Analysis. 2012, Vol. 20, Issue 4, Pages 501-519.

Working Papers

Local News and National Politics | PDF
Gregory J. Martin, Josh McCrain, April 192018
The Informational Content of Campaign Advertising | PDF
Gregory J. Martin, October 242012


Degree Courses


Politicians, regulators, and voters place limits on - and present opportunities for - nearly every business. Firms like Uber, Airbnb, and Google do not only remain cognizant of existing laws, they also look for opportunities to change the law in...

This course critically surveys empirical applications of formal models of collective-choice institutions. It is explicitly grounded in philosophy of science (e.g., Popperian positivism and Kuhn's notions of paradigms and normal science). Initial...

In the Media

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