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: Bootleggers, Baptists, and political entrepreneurs: key players in the rational game and morality play of regulatory politics

Authors: RT Simmons, RM Yonk, DW Thomas

Publication: The Independent Review 15 (3), 367-381, 2011

Title: The economic costs of wilderness

Authors: BC Steed, RM Yonk, R Simmons

Publication: Environmental Trends 1, 1-7, 2011

Title: The Effect of Controversial Ballot Measures on State Level Turnout During Midterm and Presidential Election Years 1990-2010

Authors: S Reilly, R Yonk

Publication: APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper, 2011

Title: The political impact of quality of life

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Georgia State University, 2011

Title: Touchdown, Slam Dunk, or Home Run: How Media Coverage of Athletics Shapes Perceptions of Local Education Quality

Authors: R Yonk

Publication: Political Perspectives 5 (1), 89-111, 2011

Title: Trading places: Effects of voting systems on multicandidate elections

Authors: R Yonk, RT Simmons, D Johnson

Publication: Public Choice 146, 341-351, 2011