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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 Research 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.

The Great Austrian Economists

BiographiesAustrian Economics Overview

This collection presents ideas from the full sweep of this intellectual history, highlighting fifteen thinkers who made the greatest contribution to advancing the Austrian School of 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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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 Political Economy of Economic Freedom, by Alan Peacock

Free Markets

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In the decades following World War II, when the scope of government was increasing dramatically, Alan Peacock was one of those rare British economists who argued for less government.


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Product Differentiation and Economic Progress

Monopoly and Competition

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In neoclassical theory, product differentiation provides consumers with a variety of different products within a particular industry, rather than a homogeneous product that characterizespurely competitive markets.


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