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Randall G. Holcombe
Senior Fellow

Randall G. Holcombe is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University, past President of the Public Choice Society, and past President of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech, and has taught at Texas A&M University and Auburn University. Dr. Holcombe is also Senior Fellow at the James Madison Institute and was a member of the Florida Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

Dr. Holcombe is the author of twelve books, a contributing author to forty volumes and the author of more than 100 articles in academic and professional journals. Among his books are The Economic Foundations of Government, Public Policy and the Quality of Life, Smarter Growth (ed. with S. Staley), From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government, Writing Off Ideas, Public Sector Economics, Public Finance and the Political Process, and Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress. His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.

Liberty in Peril 2019
Housing America 2009
Making Poor Nations Rich 2007
The Voluntary City 2002
Writing Off Ideas 2000
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How to Restore Freedom to Americans in This Time of Pandemic? | Randall Holcombe and Graham Walker May 13, 2020

Research Fellow Randall Holcombe appears on the Larry Conners USA Radio Show November 12, 2015

How to Restore Freedom to Americans in This Time of Pandemic? May 13, 2020
Independent Review Articles
Book Review: Towards an Economics of Natural Equals: A Documentary History of the Early Virginia School Winter 2021/22
Populism: Promises and Problems Summer 2021
Book Review: A Declaration and Constitution for a Free Society: Making the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution Fully Consistent with the Protection of Individual Rights Summer 2021
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Commentary Articles
Biden’s Billionaire Tax Proposal April 7, 2022
COVID-19 Policies Place Liberty in Peril May 20, 2020
Could Our Next President Be a Libertarian? September 27, 2019
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Beacon Blog Posts
Social Security Benefits Will Not Be Cut June 10, 2022
The Research Interests of Academic Economists: Part II June 8, 2022
The Research Interests of Academic Economists, Part I June 7, 2022
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Catalyst Posts
Are We Too Distracted to Notice Inflation? November 18, 2021
President Trump and the Popularity of Socialism December 21, 2019
Why Don’t Climate Change Alarmists Promote Nuclear Power? December 13, 2019
Comparative Economic Systems May 11, 2019
MyGovCost Blog Posts
Federal Government Debt Undermines the Programs It Finances January 23, 2013
A Value Added Tax Will Not Reduce the Deficit! November 18, 2010
U.S. Begins Yet Another Fiscal Year Without a Budget October 4, 2010
Research Article
Federal Government Growth Before the New Deal September 1, 1997

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