Bruce L. BensonDr. Bruce L. Benson (born March 18, 1949) is an American academic economist who is widely recognized as an authority on law and economics and a major exponent of anarcho-capitalism legal theory. He is DeVoe L. Moore Professor and Distinguished Research Professor at Florida State University, where he serves as Chairman of the Department of Economics and a Courtesy Professor of Law. He is the recipient of the 2006 Adam Smith Award, described the highest honor bestowed by The Association of Private Enterprise Education. He is a Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute.