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Gregory SassoVisiting Assistant Professor


Starting Fall 2020, Gregory Sasso is a Visiting Assistant Professor in QTM. He comes to Emory through a Postdoctoral Associateship at Bocconi University in Italy. Prior to that, Dr. Sasso was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Wallis Institute at the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy at The Harris School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago. His research focuses on the intersection of politics, political economy, and formal modeling with a specific focus on the political economy of institutions and organizations. He uses game theory to analyze how and why institutions shape the decisions of strategic political actors.


  • Ph.D., Public Policy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2017
  • M.P.P, Public Policy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2011
  • B.A., Economics, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, 2005


Research Interests

Political Economy, Formal Theory, Institutions, Organizational and Bureaucratic Politics, Special Interest Groups, and Public Policy


Delegation and Political Turnover (The Journal of Theoretical Politics – 2020)
Delegation to an Overconfident Expert (with Scott Ashworth) (The Journal of Politics – 2019)


  • QTM 110: Introduction to Scientific Methods
  • QTM 151: Introduction to Statistical Computing II
  • QTM 385: Decisions and Organizations