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Holcombe, Randall G.

Overview
Works: 68 works in 193 publications in 1 language and 7,279 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HB846.8, 338.9
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Most widely held works by Randall G Holcombe
The economic foundations of government by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

17 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An economic analysis of democracy by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic models and methodology by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public finance and the political process by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing off ideas : taxation, foundations, and philanthropy in America by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twentieth century, tax-exempt foundations grew substantially both in their financial importance and in the scope of their activities. Today, a large and accelerating percentage of wealth is being placed into foundations for tax purposes. Writing off Ideas examines the economic, cultural, and intellectual implications of tax-exempt organizations." "How do various tax laws influence foundations and what types of ideas are produced? How do the activities of foundations relate to the interests and intentions of their founders? Does the economic management of foundation assets serve the public good or would such assets be better employed through the private market process?" "Could the tax law be creating organizations shielded from economic realities and true social needs, producing a philanthropic sub-culture that squanders resources, fosters questionable ideologies, and launches foolish crusades? What would be the impact of the flat tax, reduction or abolition of estate taxes, or of proposals to increase or decrease the minimum payout requirement?"--Jacket
From liberty to democracy : the transformation of American government by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Liberty to Democracy traces the evolution of American government and its fundamental principle from liberty, at its inception, to democracy in the twentieth century."
Public policy and the quality of life : market incentives versus government planning by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growth and variability in state tax revenue : an anatomy of state fiscal crises by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During recessions state government fiscal crises are widespread, as states find their revenues inadequate to meet their expenditure demands. This volume shows that state fiscal crises have only one significant cause: revenue downturns associated with recessions. Other analysts have argued that fiscal crises are the result of an interaction of many complex causes, including inadequate tax bases, increasing expenditure demands, and limits placed on state governments by voters. This analysis examines these other factors and shows that while they present significant challenges to state policymaker
Housing America : building out of a crisis( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smarter growth : market-based strategies for land-use planning in the 21st century( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepreneurship and economic progress by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies areas in which evolutionary and Austrian approaches differ from the academic mainstream literature on economic growth, before moving on to distinguish growth from progress. This book then analyzes economic models of the firm based on the idea that it is entrepreneurship that drives economic progress
Producing prosperity : an inquiry into the operation of the market process by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The substantial prosperity that characterizes market economies at the beginning of the twenty-first century is relatively recent in human history. Prior to the Industrial Revolution, economic progress was so slow that people would not have been able to recognize it in their lifetimes, whereas today, economic progress is so much a part of people' s lives that they take it for granted. In this new volume, Randall G. Holcombe argues that economic analysis, as it developed through the twentieth century, relies heavily on concepts of
Public sector economics : the role of government in the American economy by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for courses in Public Finance, Public Economics, Public Sector Economics, and The Economics of Taxation, this text takes a "public choice" approach to public finance and looks at public policy as a product of the democratic decision-making process
Advanced introduction to the Austrian school of economics by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Erudite, accessible and lucidly written, this book provides both a stimulating introduction and excellent summary of the core principles, ideas and diversity of modern Austrian economics. The Austrian school was well within the mainstream of economic thought by the 1930s, but fell from prominence by the middle of the twentieth century. There was a renewed interest in the Austrian school's ideas beginning in the 1970s which has accelerated recently, but many economists do not have a good understanding about the distinguishing values and characteristics that set it apart. This volume is aimed at readers who already have a familiarity with economic analysis, but would like to know more about the distinct philosophies of the Austrian school." -- Back cover
Public sector economics by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

15 great Austrian economists( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public finance : government revenues and expenditures in the United States economy by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic impact of an interruption in United States petroleum imports, 1975-2000 by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The objective of this paper is to estimate the economic impact of a possible interruption in petroleum imports during the period from 1975 to the year 2000. It begins by incorporating the data of the recent oil embargo into an input-output model of the U.S. economy, in order to assess the economic impact of the interruption in imports. The model will be used as a framework for estimating the impact of all sizes of oil import interruptions, from small interruptions to a complete cutoff of imports. Several different scenarios of petroleum supply and demand are developed; indicating the uncertainties in our energy future, but also reflecting the fact that there are many policy options that can be chosen in order to encourage -- and discourage -- self-sufficiency in energy
Stifling political competition : how government has rigged the system to benefit demopublicans exclude third parties by James T Bennett( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stifling Political Competition synthesizes political science, economics, and history to demonstrate how the two-party system is the artificial creation of a network of laws, restrictions, and subsidies that favor the Democrats and Republicans and cripple potential challengers, depriving voters of truly vigorous political debate. Daring in its criticism of the current state of affairs and provocative in its calls for radical reform, Stifling Political Competition is a timely and important contribution to any discussion of the impact of party politics and the prospects for achieving effective representation. Stifling Political Competition is a carefully researched and highly readable book that shows how federal, state, and local governments have enacted laws, regulations, and subsidies that discriminate in favor of the Democratic and Republican parties and virtually prohibit challenges by independent parties and candidates. The unfortunate result is limited choice in the political arena. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in political competition and public policy. Walter E. Williams, John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics, George Mason University Finally, a book that exposes the reality that U.S. elections are substantially less free and less meaningful than elections in most other developed nations. Professor Bennett, an economist, has given us a book that should have emerged long ago from the ranks of political scientists. Stifling Political Competition is an interesting and very well-written study full of insights into the election process. Richard Winger, Editor, Ballot Access News In Stifling Political Competition, James Bennett combines a detailed historical analysis of the rise of the two party system with the insights of the public choice school of economics to explain how the American people are ill-served by laws that limit their choices at the ballot box. Every American looking for ways to increase voter participation and open up the political process to all points of view should read this important book." Norman Kirk Singleton, Legislative Director, Congressman Ron Paul James T. Bennett is Eminent Scholar and William P. Snavely Professor of Political Economy and Public Policy at George Mason University and Director of The John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and over a dozen books, including From Pathology to Politics, Unhealthy Charities, and The Politics of American Feminism
Liberalism and cronyism : two rival political and economic systems by Randall G Holcombe( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The economic foundations of government
Alternative Names
Holcombe, R. G. 1950-

Holcombe, Randall 1950-

Holcombe, Randall G.

Languages
English (137)

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Economic models and methodologyWriting off ideas : taxation, foundations, and philanthropy in AmericaFrom liberty to democracy : the transformation of American governmentPublic policy and the quality of life : market incentives versus government planningGrowth and variability in state tax revenue : an anatomy of state fiscal crisesHousing America : building out of a crisisSmarter growth : market-based strategies for land-use planning in the 21st centuryEntrepreneurship and economic progress