- Mercatus Center Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics
- Dean Emeritus, Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences
Bruce Yandle is a distinguished adjunct professor of economics with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His primary research interests are public choice, regulation, and free market environmentalism. He is dean emeritus of the Clemson College of Business and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Yandle is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Taking the Environment Seriously, The Political Limits of Environmental Regulation, Environmental Use and the Market, Land Rights,Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment, Regulation by Litigation, and Bootleggers and Baptists: Explaining America's Regulatory Saga, which is forthcoming. Dr. Yandle also publishes a quarterly working paper on the current economic situation.
From 1976 to 1978, Dr. Yandle was a senior economist on the staff of the President's Council on Wage and Price Stability, where he reviewed and analyzed newly proposed regulations. From 1982 to 1984, he was executive director of the Federal Trade Commission. He served as a member and chair of the S.C. State Board of Economic Advisors. Before beginning his career in university teaching, Dr. Yandle was in the industrial machinery business in Georgia for fifteen years.
Dr. Yandle received his PhD and MBA from Georgia State University and his AB from Mercer University.