Randall G. Holcombe

DeVoe Moore Professor

Office: Bel 162
Phone: (850) 644-7095

Randall G. Holcombe is DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Virginia Tech, and taught at Texas A&M University and at Auburn University prior to coming to Florida State in 1988. Dr. Holcombe is also Senior Fellow at the James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee-based think tank that specializes in issues facing state governments. He is past president of the Public Choice Society and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, and served on Florida Governor Jeb Bush's Council of Economic Advisors from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Holcombe is the author of twelve books and more than 100 articles published in academic and professional journals. His books include The Economic Foundations of Government (1994), Public Policy and the Quality of Life (1995), From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government (2002), and Entrepreneurship and Economic Progress (2007). His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.

Education

Ph.D. - Economics (Virginia Tech)