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Holcombe, Randall G.

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Works: 61 works in 176 publications in 1 language and 6,912 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: JF1525.D4, 330.12
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Most widely held works by Randall G Holcombe
An economic analysis of democracy by Randall G Holcombe ( )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing off ideas taxation, foundations, and philanthropy in America by Randall G Holcombe ( )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 938 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?"--BOOK JACKET
Liberalism and cronyism two rival political and economic systems by Randall G Holcombe ( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic foundations of government by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
17 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Entrepreneurship and economic progress by Randall G Holcombe ( )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 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 t
Economic models and methodology by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 368 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 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From liberty to democracy : the transformation of American government by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Using the framework of public choice theory, Holcombe shows how American government grew more democratic and how this resulted in an increase in the size and scope of government. He argues that economic and political systems are not separate entities but are intimately intertwined, and that there are inherent tensions between democratic government and the market economy. The book should appeal to historians, political scientists, and economists who are interested in the evolution of American government but does not assume any specialized training and can be read by anyone interested in American political history."--BOOK JACKET
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 301 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
Stifling political competition how government has rigged the system to benefit demopublicans and exclude third parties by James T Bennett ( )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the history and array of laws, regulations, subsidies and programs that benefit the two major parties and discourage even the possibility of a serious challenge to the Democrat-Republican duopoly
Public policy and the quality of life : market incentives versus government planning by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Housing America : building out of a crisis ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Producing prosperity : an inquiry into the operation of the market process by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 126 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 economic equilibrium, and is not descriptive of the dynamic real-world economy that is characterized by economic progress. Even in dynamic settings, economic models focus on income growth, leaving out the entrepreneurial forces that generate economic progress, resulting in the introduction of new goods and services and new production processes. Economic analysis focuses on the forces that lead to an economic equilibrium, not the forces that produce prosperity. This characterization of economic analysis describes a substantial component of economics as it has developed over the past century. However, there are also economists who have analyzed the factors that lead to an entrepreneurial and innovative economy, generating progress rather than equilibrium. This volume does not question the value of past research, but argues that, looking ahead, economics should build on its past to focus on factors that create an entrepreneurial and innovative economy that is characterized by progress and prosperity. This would make economic analysis more consistent with the remarkable progress and prosperity that characterizes the modern economy. This volume lays out a framework for economic analysis that consistently incorporates the real-world factors that produce prosperity."--Publisher's website
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 89 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
Public sector economics by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advanced introduction to the Austrian school of economics by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 50 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
15 great Austrian economists ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public finance : government revenues and expenditures in the United States economy by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The economic impact of an interruption in United States petroleum imports, 1975-2000 by Randall G Holcombe ( Book )
4 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Holcombe, R. G. 1950-
Holcombe, Randall 1950-
Holcombe, Randall G.
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English (127)
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