Randall G. Holcombe is DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics, Florida State University. He is also the chairman of the Research Advisory Council of the James Madison Institute for Public Policy Studies, a Tallahassee-based think tank that specializes in issues facing state governments. Through the James Madison Institute, Professor Holcombe has written numerous articles and reports on Florida's growth management program and its impact on economic development in the State of Florida. He is the author of nine books and more than a hundred articles and reviews published in academic and professional journals. His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.