Bruce Yandle is Dean Emeritus of Clemson University's College of Business & Behavioral Science, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson University, Senior Fellow, PERC, Senior Fellow, Clemson's Thurmond Institute, and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Author of more than 100 journal articles and author/editor of 16 books, Yandle served as Senior Economist, President's Council on Wage & Price Stability in the Ford and Carter administrations where was responsible for reviewing newly proposed environmental regulation. He was Executive Director of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in the Reagan Administration where he led an effort to reduce the burden of federal regulations. Yandle has served as chairman of South Carolina's State Board of Economic Advisors, president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education, and as vice president of the Southern Economic Association. He has been a member of the board of trustees of the Foundation of Economic Education, the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, and Spartanburg Methodist College. Yandle received his A.B. degree from Mercer University and his M.B.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia State University. Prior to entering a career in university teaching, he was in the industrial machinery business for 15 years.