Samuel Gregg, Ph.D.

Samuel Gregg, Ph.D.

Research Director, Acton Institute and Visiting Scholar, Center for American Studies, The Heritage Foundation

Dr. Samuel Gregg is a Visiting Scholar in the Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

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Dr. Samuel Gregg is Research Director 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 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. Gregg oversees Acton’s research program and team of scholars and is responsible for oversight of research international programing, including budgeting, management, personnel, publishing, and program development and implementation.

He is the author of 13 books, including Economic Thinking for the Theologically MindedOn 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 Good, and Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization. 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 2019-2020.