Gabriele Gratton

Scientia Associate Professor
Scientia Fellow (Level D)

Gabriele Gratton is Scientia Associate Professor of Economics in the UNSW Business School. He is interested in Political Economics and his research focuses on information asymmetries and communication in politics and organisations.  Through his research, Gabriele Gratton aims to understand how the institutions and technologies controlling the transmission of information affect election campaigns and policymaking. More broadly, he is interested in the design of democratic institutions capable to withstand negative economic and social shocks. Visit the Resilient Democracy Lab website and to learn more.

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Journal articles
Gratton G; Zudenkova G, 2020, 'Introduction to the special issue political games: Strategy, persuasion, and learning', Games, vol. 11, pp. 10 - 10,
Ghosh S; Gratton G; Shen C, 2019, 'INTIMIDATION: LINKING NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT', International Economic Review, vol. 60, pp. 1589 - 1618,
Fourati M; Gratton G; Grosjean P, 2019, 'Render unto Caesar: Taxes, charity, and political Islam', European Economic Review, vol. 119, pp. 114 - 146,
Holden R; Gratton G; Kolotilin A, 2018, 'When to Drop a Bombshell', Review of Economic Studies, vol. 85, pp. 2139 - 2172,
Gratton G, 2015, 'The sound of silence: Political accountability and libel law', European Journal of Political Economy, vol. 37, pp. 266 - 279,
Gratton G; Kolotilin A, 2015, 'Euclidean fairness and efficiency', Economic Inquiry, vol. 53, pp. 1689 - 1690,
Bouton L; Gratton G, 2015, 'Majority runoff elections: Strategic voting and Duverger's hypothesis', Theoretical Economics, vol. 10, pp. 283 - 314,
Gratton G, 2014, 'Pandering and electoral competition', Games and Economic Behavior, vol. 84, pp. 163 - 179,
Gratton G, 2014, 'Book Review - Collective Action and Exchange: A Game Theoretic Approach to Contemporary Political Economy, William D. Ferguson. Stanford UP (2013). 448 pp., $49.95 (paper), ISBN: 9780804770040 (paper)', Journal of Economic Psychology, vol. 42, pp. 192 - 193,
Gratton G; Holden R; Kolotilin A, Timing Information Flows,

UNSW Business School Outstanding Research Award (Associate Professor), 2019

UNSW Business School Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award 2014

UNSW Scientia Program: ($160,000), 2019-2022

BSRG: ($24,852) “Political Reputation and the Evolution of Bureaucracy, 2018

ARC Discovery Project: ($139,000) “Legitimacy and Representation: A Comprehensive Study of Electoral Systems and Strategic Voting Behaviour”, 2014–2016 (with Carlos Pimienta and Marco Faravelli)

ASB Research Grant: ($7,100) “Media, Defamation, and Corruption”, 2013/2014

ASB Research Grant: ($9,058) “Understanding Terrorism: Fear and Reputation”, 2012

ASB Travel Grants, 2012-2013

Special Research Fellowship, Boston University, Fall 2010

Summer Research Grant, Boston University, Summer 2010

Travel Grant, Boston University IED, Summer 2010

Gratton G, 2019, Our economic model looks broken, but trying to fix it could be a disaster,
Gratton G, 2019, Rate cuts might hurt, as well as help. What if this man didn’t need to do as much?,
Gratton G, 2018, The many ways Australia isn’t as pro-trade as we claim,
Gratton G; Holden R, 2018, Can Australia avoid Europe’s populist fate?
Gratton G; Holden R, 2017, Labor Should Take Heed
Gratton G; Grosjean P; Fourati M, 2016, Voting Islamist: It's the economy, stupid,