Bruce Yandle

Bruce Yandle
  • Discipline: Professor of Economics
  • Organization: Clemson University


Bruce Yandle is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics for the Mercatus Center's Capitol Hill Campus program and the Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics and Legal Studies at Clemson University, where he has been a faculty member since 1969.

Dr. Yandle is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Taking the Environment Seriously, The Political Limits of Environmental Regulation, Environmental Use and the Market, Land Rights, The Economics of Environmental Quality, and most recently, Common Sense and Common Law for the Environment. He is a member of the South Carolina State Board of Economic Advisors.

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. Before entering a career in university teaching, Dr. Yandle was in the industrial machinery business in Georgia for fifteen years.

Dr. Yandle received his Ph.D. and M.B.A. from Georgia State University and his A.B. degree from Mercer University.