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: In and Out of the Commons: Extractive Public Entrepreneurship and the Aggie Blue Bikes Program


Authors: DW Thomas, R Yonk, S Young

Publication: Available at SSRN 1716974, 2010

Title: The Local Impact of Wilderness: An Overtime Analysis of Wilderness Designation on Local Economies


Authors: R Yonk, B Steed, RT Simmons

Publication: Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper, 2010