Randall G. Holcombe
|Born||June 4, 1950|
|Institution||Florida State University|
|Field||Economics, Austrian School, Public Choice, Constitutional economics, Public Policy, Entrepreneurship|
|Alma mater||Virginia Tech, University of Florida|
|Influences||James M. Buchanan, Murray Rothbard|
|Contributions||Public choice theory|
|Information at IDEAS / RePEc|
Randall Gregory Holcombe (born June 4, 1950) is an American economist, and the DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University. He is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, a Senior Fellow and member of the Research Advisory Council at The James Madison Institute, and past president of the Public Choice Society. From 2000 to 2006 he served on Governor Jeb Bush's Council of Economic Advisors.
Holcombe is the author of several books on economics and American politics. 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.
Holcombe is a musician and licensed pilot.