Samuel Gregg, Ph.D.

Samuel Gregg, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow, B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • American Founders
  • Conservatism
  • Progressivism

Dr. Samuel Gregg is a visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies.

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Samuel Gregg is a distinguished fellow in political economy at the American Institute for Economic Research and a visiting fellow in the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He has a master’s degree from the University of Melbourne, and a doctor of philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford.

He is the author of 16 books, including Economic Thinking for the Theologically Minded; On Ordered Liberty, the prize-winning The Commercial SocietyWilhelm Röpke’s Political EconomyBecoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European FutureFor God and Profit: How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common GoodReason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization; and The Essential Natural Law. He has also co-edited books such as Profit, Prudence and Virtue: Essays in Ethics, Business and Management, and Natural Law, Economics and the Common Good. Two of his books have been short-listed for Conservative Book of the Year. Many of his books and articles have been translated into a variety of languages. 

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. In 2017, he was made a fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He served as president of the Philadelphia Society from 2019-2021.