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Randall G. Holcombe

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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.

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 Electoral College as a Restraint on American Democracy: Its Evolution from Washington to Jackson

U.S. History


The growth of political parties and interest group politics, and the promotion of democracy as a fundamental principle of American government, all came as a result of the move to popular voting for president. 

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Holcombe: Capitalists, Not Socialists, Pose the Greatest Threat to Capitalism

03/29/2019Power & Market
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Political Capitalism: How Economic and Political Power is Made and Maintained

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

03/25/2019Mises Media
The 2019 F. A. Hayek Memorial lecture, sponsored by Greg and Joy Morin.
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Will the Work Day Shrink to Four Hours?

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

How many hours a job requires depends on the nature of the work. In other words, work is highly heterogeneous.
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Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics

Austrian Economics Overview

Here's what I had to say about the relevance of my recent book on the Austrian school of economics to a Korean audience.
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