Ryan M. Yonk

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Director of Educational Programs

Ryan M. Yonk is the Director of Educational Programs at the American Institute for Economic Research.  He holds a PhD from Georgia State University and a MS and BS from Utah State University. Prior to joining AIER he held academic positions at North Dakota State University, Utah State University, and Southern Utah University, and was one of the founders of the Strata Policy. He is the (co) author or editor of numerous books including Green V. GreenNature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment, The Reality of American Energy,  and Politics and Quality of Life: The Role of Well-Being in Political Outcomes. He has also (co) authored numerous articles in academic journals including Public ChoiceThe Independent ReviewApplied Research in Quality of Life, and the Journal of Private Enterprise. His research explores how policy can be better crafted to achieve greater individual autonomy and prosperity.

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Research Publications by Ryan M. Yonk

Title: Achieving Ecological Reflexivity: The Limits of Deliberation and the Alternative of Free-Market-Environmentalism

Authors: J Enninga, RM Yonk

Publication: Sustainability 15 (8), 6396, 2023

Title: Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Public Choice

Authors: RM Yonk, D Waugh

Publication: Cryptocurrency Concepts, Technology, and Applications, 2023

Title: Learning through Shared Mental Models: Experiential Learning, and Transaction Costs in a Research Institute

Authors: RM Yonk, S Randy T

Publication: Higher Education Studies 13 (2), 52-62, 2023

Title: A Gay Bar and Some Polygamists Had a Fight over Zoning…

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Cato Institute, 2022

Title: Assessing Renewable Energy Loan Guarantees in the United States

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Sustainable Energy Investment—Technical, Market and Policy Innovations to …, 2021

Title: Exploring How Place Can Enhance Learning in Short Course Study Abroads

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Off-Campus Study, Study Abroad, and Study Away in Economics: Leaving the …, 2021