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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.

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Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

07/30/2014Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
In the later half of the twentieth century a production function approach to economic growth has led both growth theory and growth policy to conclude that increases in output could best be produced by increasing the inputs into the production process.


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Markets and the Quality of Life: An Interview with Randall G. Holcombe

BiographiesThe EnvironmentInterventionism

07/30/2014Austrian Economics Newsletter
(Summer 1998) An Interview With Randall G. Holcombe Randall G. Holcombe is DeVoe Moore professor of economics at Florida State University and an adjunct scholar of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama. He is author of eight book including Public Finance and the Political Process...
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Is Government Really Inevitable?

Big GovernmentFree MarketsOther Schools of ThoughtPolitical Theory

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
In response to my article, “Government: Unnecessary but Inevitable” (2004), Walter Block (2005) offers a detailed refutation of my argument on the inevitability of government. I want to respond to some of what Block said because I think that in his zest to show where he thinks I have erred, he has...


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Common Property in Anarcho-Capitalism

Free MarketsInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

07/30/2014The Journal of Libertarian Studies
The existence of common property in anarcho-capitalism naturally points to the interesting policy question of how this common property would be controlled and maintained. While one might speculate on the issue, this paper stops short of any hard-and-fast conclusions on this point, focusing instead...


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South Royalton After 40 Years

History of the Austrian School of Economics

03/25/2014Mises Media
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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