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Samuel Gregg

Professor, Political Economy


Samuel Gregg is the research director at the Acton Institute, a Fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Gregg is also serving as president of the Philadelphia Society for 2019-2020. He directs the Acton Institute’s research and international outreach, including budgeting, personnel, and programming development and implementation.

He has written on questions of political economy, natural law theory and Western culture. He is the author of thirteen books including “On Ordered Liberty,” the prize-winning “The Commercial Society,” “Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy,” “Becoming Europe” and, most recently, “Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization.” He has published forty-eight academic journal articles and over 300 articles in publications such as the Wall Street Journal Europe, First Things, Investor’s Business Daily, Washington Times, American Banker, National Review, Public Discourse, Modern Age, The Spectator, Australian Financial Review and Jerusalem Post. He has been cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Time Magazine, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, the New Yorker and in the Holy See’s L’Osservatore Romano. He has a doctor of philosophy in moral philosophy and political economy from Oxford University.