Samuel Gregg 2024 Bradley Prize Recipient

Acclaimed Scholar, Political Economist, and Author


 2024 Bradley Prize Acceptance Speech

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Samuel Gregg is the Friedrich Hayek Chair in Economics and Economic History at the American Institute for Economic Research.

The author of 17 books—including The Commercial Society (Rowman & Littlefield), Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy (Edward Elgar), Becoming Europe (Encounter), Reason, Faith, and the Struggle for Western Civilization (Regnery), and most recently, The Next American Economy: Nation, State, and Markets in an Uncertain World (Encounter)—Gregg has also written over 700 essays, articles, reviews, and opinion-pieces on political economy, economic policy, Western civilization, classical liberalism, American conservatism, and natural law theory. Two of his books have been shortlisted for Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Conservative Book of the Year and one has been shortlisted for the Manhattan Institute’s Hayek Prize. He also edited or co-edited eight books and written 16 white papers and 38 book chapters.

Before joining AIER, Gregg served as Research Director at the Acton Institute (where he remains an Affiliate Scholar) and as Research Scholar at the Center for Independent Studies in Sydney, Australia. Gregg was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2001, and a member of the Mont Pelerin Society in 2004. He became a Knight of Magisterial Grace in the Australian Association of the Order of Malta in 2004. He also served on the Michigan Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission.

Among other positions, Gregg served as President of the Philadelphia Society. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Markets and Morality, La Società, Revista Valores en la sociedad industrial, and Studia Iuridica Lublinensia, as well as the Academic Advisory Boards of the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), Campion College (Sydney), Christopher Dawson Centre for Cultural Studies (Hobart), Agraman Institute (Jerusalem), Instituto Fe y Libertad (Ciudad de Guatemala), FriedmanHayek Center for the Study of a Free Society, Universidad del CEMA (Buenos Aires), and La Fundación Burke (Madrid). He is also Contributing Editor at Law & Liberty.

Gregg received a B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. from the University of Melbourne and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford. He won prizes for literature and history at school as well as several university awards including the J.A. Aird Prize for the Study of Public Administration (1990), the W. MacMahon Ball Prize for International Studies (1993), the Rae and Bennett Travelling Scholarship for Study in the United Kingdom (1994), and a University of Oxford Research Scholarship (1995). He has also been a recipient of the F.A. Hayek Fellowship Prize from the Mont Pelerin Society (2000) as well as a Templeton Enterprise Award (2007). He was made a Distinguished Member of the Philadelphia Society in 2023.