Randall Gregory Holcombe (born 1950) is an American economist, and the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He is a Research Fellow at [1 ] The Independent Institute, a Senior Fellow and member of the Research Advisory Council at [2 ] The James Madison Institute, and past president of the Public Choice Society. [3 ] From 2000 to 2006 he served on [4 ] Governor Jeb Bush's Council of Economic Advisors. [4 ]
Holcombe is the author of several books on
economics and American politics. His book [2 ] From Liberty to Democracy examines the shift of the American government from its founding concept of liberty to the current expectation of democracy. It has been positively reviewed, and its theme has been viewed by critics as extending beyond the United States. [5 ] [6 ]
libertarian theoretical discourse, he has argued that private defense agencies could form cartels and oppress people, more or less as governments, with little fear of competition. [7 ]
Holcombe is a musician and licensed pilot.
References [ edit ]
^ Florida State University, Economics Department faculty listing. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
^ a b The Independent Institute, Randall G. Holcombe. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
^ The James Madison Institute, Research Advisory Council. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
^ a b Florida State University, Randall G. Holcombe. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
^ From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. 2002. ISBN 0-472-11290-2.
^ van den Hauwe, Ludwig M.P. "From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government, by Randall G. Holcombe". Journal of Libertarian Studies 20 (4): 79–87 . Retrieved April 18, 2012.
^ Holcombe, Randall G. . Government: Unnecessary but Inevitable
^ Mises Economics Blog, Faculty Spotlight Interview: Randall G. Holcombe. Retrieved 2012-04-18.