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.
|January 18, 2012||The Problem with Compassionate Conservatism|
|December 07, 2011||Eurocracy Run Amuck|
|November 16, 2011||America’s Gerontocracy|
|November 02, 2011||China's Morally Hollow Economy|
|October 19, 2011||The Arab Spring's Forgotten Freedom|
|October 12, 2011||Free Market Sweden, Social Democratic America|
|July 20, 2011||Downfall: Europe's Failed Political Class|
|June 29, 2011||Europe's Not-So-Revolutionary Youth|
|June 22, 2011||Hell, Heaven, and Progressive Catholics|
|May 11, 2011||Benedict XVI: In No One’s Shadow|
|March 23, 2011||Benedict XVI, Hans Kung and Catholicism’s Future|
|March 09, 2011||Deficit Denial, American-Style|
|November 30, 2010||Benedict XVI: Christian Radical|
|November 24, 2010||Europe, Immigration, and Merkel’s Christian Values|
|November 03, 2010||A Tale of Two Europes|
|October 06, 2010||Europe's Broken Economies|
|September 22, 2010||Benedict’s Creative Minority|
|September 01, 2010||Humility in a Time of Recession|
|August 18, 2010||Deficits, Debt, and Self-Deception|
|July 12, 2010||Europe's Choice: Populate or Perish|
|June 29, 2010||Money, Deficits, and the Devil: A Cautionary Tale|
|June 08, 2010||Europe: The Unjust Continent|
|May 04, 2010||Hans Küng’s Malthusian Moment|
|March 09, 2010||Two Cheers for the Bishops of England and Wales|
|February 23, 2010||Joseph E. Stiglitz: An Economist in Freefall|
|January 06, 2010||Ocaso de la Teología de la Liberación|
|August 10, 2009||El problema con la “ética empresarial”|
|August 10, 2009||“Etica de Negocios”: el Problema|
|July 13, 2009||La Verdad Importa|
|June 28, 2009||El comunismo|
|June 28, 2009||Emprendedores no Bastan|
|June 01, 2008||El Nuevo Despotismo de la Vieja Europa|
|June 01, 2008||Recordando El Comunismo|
|June 01, 2008||Una Teoría de la Corrupción: La Teología y la Economía del Pecado|
|Volume 23, Number 2||A Catholic Revolutionary||Spring 2013|
|Volume 21, Number 2||Debt, Finance, and Catholics||Spring 2011|
|Volume 17, Number 1||The Creative Imperative||Winter 2007|
|Volume 11, Number 2||Tempted by Affluence?||March and April 2001|
|Volume 12, Number 2||A Humanist for Our Time||March and April 2002|
|Volume 19, Number 4||Doing Justice - Benedict's Way||Fall 2009|
|Volume 16, Number 1||Private Property and Public Good||Winter 2006|
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