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: Improving Quality of Life: Exploring Standard of Living, Wellbeing, and Community Development

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: BoD–Books on Demand, 2021

Title: Permissionless Innovation and Land-Use Regulation: How Zoning Can Fustrate Sustainability An Example from The United States

Authors: RM Yonk, S Josh T

Publication: Journal of Sustainability Science and Management 16 (8), 205-217, 2021

Title: Regulatory Impediments to Micro-Wind Generation

Authors: RM Yonk, C Clark, J Rood

Publication: Microgrids and Local Energy Systems, 179, 2021

Title: Understanding Student Perceptions of the Value of Ethics Training

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Social Education Research, 217-229, 2021

Title: Understanding the Economic Impact of Wild Horse Management on Local Communities

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: North Dakota State University Center for Public Choice and Public Policy, 2021