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Faculty and Fellow Profiles

Samuel   Gregg

Samuel Gregg

Director of Research, Acton Institute

Areas of Expertise

Political Economy; Economic History; Ethics in Finance; Natural Law Theory; Thomas More and the Law

    Gregg writes and speaks on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He is the author of several books and monographs, including For God and Profit, How Banking and Finance Can Serve the Common Good (2016), Becoming Europe, Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future (2013), and The Commercial Society (2007). He has co-edited several books, including Christian Theology and Market Economics (2008) and Natural Law, Economics, and the Common Good (2012). He has published articles in Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Journal of Markets & Morality, and other journals and has written op-ed pieces for The Wall Street Journal Europe, National Review, and other publications.

    He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Mont Pèlerin Society, the Philadelphia Society, and 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.

    Gregg holds a doctorate in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford and a master of arts in political philosophy from the University of Melbourne.