Staff Profile: Samuel Gregg D.Phil.

Director of Research

Dr. Samuel Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He has an MA in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford, where he worked under the supervision of Professor John Finnis.

He is the author of several books, including Morality, Law, and Public Policy (2000), Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded (2001), On Ordered Liberty (2003), his prize-winning The Commercial Society (2007), The Modern Papacy (2009), and Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy (2010), Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future (2013), and Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy and Human Flourishing (2013) as well as monographs such as A Theory of Corruption (2004), and Banking, Justice, and the Common Good (2005). Several of these works have been translated into a variety of languages. He has also co-edited books such as Christian Theology and Market Economics (2008), Profit, Prudence and Virtue: Essays in Ethics, Business and Management (2009), and Natural Law, Economics and the Common Good (2012). He has also written on the thought of St. Thomas More.

He publishes in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy; Journal of Markets & Morality; Economic Affairs; Law and Investment Management; Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines; Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy; Evidence; Ave Maria Law Review; Oxford Analytica; Communio; Journal of Scottish Philosophy; University Bookman; Moreana; Foreign Affairs; and Policy. He is a regular writer of opinion-pieces which appear in publications such as the Wall Street Journal Europe; National Review; Public Discourse; American Spectator; Australian Financial Review; and Business Review Weekly. His op-eds are also widely published in newspapers throughout Europe and Latin America. He has served as an editorial consultant for the Italian journal, La Societa, as well as American correspondent for the German newspaper Die Tagespost.

In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a Member of the Mont Pèlerin Society in 2004. In 2008, he was elected a member of the Philadelphia Society, and a member of the Royal Economic Society. He is the General Editor of Lexington Books’ Studies in Ethics and Economics Series. He also sits on the Academic Advisory Boards of Campion College, Sydney; the La Fundación Burke, Madrid; and the Institute of Economic Affairs, London; as well as the editorial boards of the Journal of Markets and Morality and Revista Valores en la sociedad industrial.

Commentary by this author

October 26, 2016 Conservatism, Free Markets, and America’s Post-Obama Economy
July 06, 2016 The Forgotten Story of the German Economic ‘Miracle’
June 22, 2016 Global Capitalism versus Christianity? A Response to David Bentley Hart
June 08, 2016 Social Democracy: How Bernie Sanders’ Dream Turns into a Nightmare
May 18, 2016 Constitutional Conservatism: Its Meaning and Its Future
May 04, 2016 Christianity and the Rise of Capital
April 13, 2016 Money and Moral Absolutes
March 09, 2016 Alexander Hamilton’s Warning to Fans of Trump and Sanders: Populism Endangers Liberty
February 17, 2016 A Conservative’s Odyssey: Russell Kirk and Twentieth-Century American Conservatism
January 06, 2016 The End of Europe
October 27, 2015 Why the Left Keeps Winning
October 07, 2015 Fear and Loathing Stalk the West
September 23, 2015 Is Catholicism Compatible with the American Experiment?
July 29, 2015 Pope Francis and Economic Populism
June 24, 2015 Laudato Si’: Well Intentioned, Economically Flawed
April 15, 2015 Weeping for Argentina
March 25, 2015 Europe’s Real Time-Bomb
December 03, 2014 Poverty, the Rule of Law, and Human Flourishing
November 05, 2014 Envy in a Time of Inequality
October 08, 2014 Something Is Rotten in the State of Europe
September 17, 2014 Our Sentimental Humanitarian Age
August 13, 2014 Immigration: A Principled Catholic Approach Avoids Emotionalism
May 14, 2014 Religious Freedom and Economic Liberty: Truly Indivisible
April 09, 2014 Just Money
April 02, 2014 In Defense of Paul Ryan

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