Randall G. Holcombe

Economist, Author

1950 –


Who is Randall G. Holcombe?

Randall Gregory Holcombe is an American economist, and the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, a Senior Fellow and member of the Research Advisory Council at The James Madison Institute, and past president of the Public Choice Society. From 2000 to 2006 he served on Governor Jeb Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.

Holcombe is the author of several books on economics and American politics. His book 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.

In 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.

Holcombe is a musician and licensed pilot.

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United States of America
Also known as
  • Randall Holcombe
  • United States of America
  • Virginia Tech
  • University of Florida
Lived in
  • Tallahassee

on July 23, 2013


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