Randall G. Holcombe
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Randall G. Holcombe

Randall Gregory Holcombe (born June 4, 1950) is an American economist, and the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University.[1] He is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute,[2] a Senior Fellow and member of the Research Advisory Council at The James Madison Institute,[3] and past president of the Public Choice Society.[4] From 2000 to 2006 he served on Governor Jeb Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.[4]

Holcombe is the author of several books on economics and American politics.[2] 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.[5]

Holcombe is a musician and licensed pilot.[6]


  • Holcombe, Randall G., ed. (1999). The Great Austrian Economists. Auburn, Alabama: Ludwig von Mises Institute. ISBN 0945466048.

Holcombe, Randall G. Political Capitalism: How Economic and Political Power is Made and Maintained. Cambridge University Press, 2018 ISBN 978-1-108-44990-8


  1. ^ Florida State University, Economics Department faculty listing Archived 2011-07-19 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
  2. ^ a b The Independent Institute, Randall G. Holcombe. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  3. ^ The James Madison Institute, Research Advisory Council. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  4. ^ a b Florida State University, Randall G. Holcombe Archived 2012-04-19 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-04-18.
  5. ^ Holcombe, Randall G. "Government: Unnecessary but Inevitable" (PDF). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Mises Economics Blog, [1]. Retrieved 2012-04-18.

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