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Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle (born August 12, 1933) is Dean Emeritus of Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and served as senior economist on the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability from 1976 to 1978.


Yandle received his bachelor's degree from Mercer University and his free-market environmentalism. He has been president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, member and chairman of the South Carolina State Board of Economic Advisors, and member and chairman of the Spartanburg Methodist College board of trustees. He produces a quarterly newsletter on the economic distributed by Clemson University's Thurmond Institute.

He was the first to put forth the story of the bootlegger and the Baptist, which describes how economic and ethical interests ally with one another to promote regulation, even though the two groups would never interact otherwise.

Prior to starting his career in academia, he had a fifteen-year career in the industrial machinery business. He lives with his wife in Clemson, South Carolina.


  • Taking the Environment Seriously ISBN 978-0847680542
  • The Political Limits of Environmental Regulation: Tracking the Unicorn ISBN 978-0899304311
  • Environmental Use and the Market
  • Land Rights ISBN 978-0847680290
  • The Economics of Environmental Quality
  • Common Law and Common Sense for the Environment ISBN 978-0847686735
  • Regulation by Litigation ISBN 978-0300120028

External links

  • Profile at Mercatus
  • Profile at PERC
  • Yandle 2008 economic forecast
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