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: Reliability of Renewable Energy: Hydro


Authors: J Lofthouse, RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: Institute of Political Economy (IPE), Utah, 2015

Title: Reliability of renewable energy: Solar


Authors: J Lofthouse, RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: Institute of Political Economy, UtahState University, 2015

Title: Renewable portfolio standards: Kansas


Authors: RT Simmons, RM Yonk, T Brough, K Sim, J Fishbeck

Publication: Utah State University Institute of Political Economy and Strata Policy, Logan, 2015

Title: Renewable Portfolio Standards: Pennsylvania


Authors: R Simmons, RM Yonk, T Brough, J Fishbeck, D Mikkelsen, J Blotter

Publication: Institute of Political Economy, Utah State University, 2015

Title: The empty intersection: why so little public choice in political science?


Authors: RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: Public Choice 164, 45-56, 2015

Title: Women and Economic Freedom


Authors: J Smith, M Hansen, R Yonk

Publication: UCUR 2016, 2015