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Bruce L. Benson
Senior Fellow

Bruce L. Benson is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute; the DeVoe L. Moore Professor and Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Economics, Florida State University; and Contributing Editor of The Independent Review. Professor Benson is the author of the Independent books To Serve and Protect: Privatization and Community in Criminal Justice and The Enterprise of Law: Justice Without the State, and he is the editor of the Institute book Property Rights: Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings Re-Examined.

Professor Benson received his Ph.D. from Texas A & M University, and he has taught at Pennsylvania State University and Montana State University. A member of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Economic Association, he is Associate Editor of the Journal of Regional Science. The recipient of the Ludwig von Mises Prize, and the Adam Smith Award, he is the author of nearly one hundred articles and reviews in scholarly journals and a contributor to twelve books. Professor Benson is also the author of the Independent Policy Studies, Illicit Drugs and Crime, Privatization in Criminal Justice, and Toxic Torts by Government, as well as the books, The Economic Anatomy of a Drug War (with D. Rasmussen) and American Antitrust Laws in Theory and in Practice (with M. Greenhut).

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