T Randolph 'Randy' Beard

T Randolph 'Randy' Beard


103 Miller Hall
(334) 844-2918
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    By appointment

About T Randolph 'Randy' Beard
Professor of Economics

BA Economics with Honors, Tulane University, 1982
PhD Economics, Vanderbilt University, 1988
At Auburn since 1988


Randy Beard teaches classes in industrial organization, microeconomics, and regulation, to both undergraduate and graduate students. His research has appeared in The Journal of Law and Economics, The RAND Journal of Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Management Science, The Journal of Industrial Economics, The International Journal of Industrial Organization, The Journal of Regulatory Economics, The Journal of Business, and many other outlets. He is an author of three books, most recently The Global Organ Shortage: Economic Causes, Human Consequences, Policy Responses (Stanford University Press, 2013), written with Rigmar Osterkamp and the late Dave Kaserman. Beard has appeared as an expert in numerous legal and regulatory proceedings, testifying before the F.T.C., F.C.C., federal and state courts, and Public Service Commissions in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Minnesota, and New Jersey. Beard is an adjunct scholar for the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., where he writes about regulation, intellectual property rights, telecommunications, and public policy.  

Last Updated: January 25, 2018