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Randall G. Holcombe

Works Published inQuarterly Journal of Austrian EconomicsThe Free MarketReview of Austrian Economics, Volumes 1-10Austrian Economics NewsletterSpeeches and PresentationsMises Daily ArticleThe Journal of Libertarian Studies

Randall G. Holcombe is an Associated Scholar of the Mises 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. His books include From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government (2002), Producing Prosperity (2013), and Political Capitalism: How Economic and Political Power Is Made and Maintained (2018). His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.

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A New Austrian Textbook for All Economists

EducationAustrian Economics Overview

09/11/2014Mises Daily Articles
Randall Holcombe talks about his new textbook on Austrian economics: “The idea was to write a book for people who already know some economics,” Holcombe says.
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A New Austrian Textbook for All Economists

09/07/2014The Free Market
Economics students, including undergraduates, are groups I am targeting with the book. The book is not an introductory economics text from an Austrian perspective, and assumes that the reader already knows some economics.
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The War on Drugs Is Not Like The War on Poverty

Big GovernmentInterventionism

08/02/2014Mises Daily Articles
The poverty rate is not declining, and people continue to buy and sell drugs.
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The War on Drugs Is Not Like The War on Poverty

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Unlike the War on Poverty, the War on Drugs is a real and bloody war by the United States against a minority group known as drug buyers and sellers, writes Randall Holcombe. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Allan Davis.
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South Royalton After 40 Years

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Part 3 from the 7 part panel recorded at the 2014 Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, Alabama, on 22 March 2014. Sponsored by Jing Jin and Wai Chan.
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