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: A review on the manufacturing of a national icon: Institutions and incentives in the management of Yellowstone National Park

Authors: RM Yonk, JK Lofthouse

Publication: International Journal of Geoheritage and Parks 8 (2), 87-95, 2020

Title: Developing Together? Understanding the Interaction between, Amenity-Based Tourism, Agriculture, and Extractive Industries in the Northern Rockies

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Perspectives on Economic Development-Public Policy, Culture, and Economic …, 2020

Title: Native American Influences on the Northern Yellowstone Range—A Reply

Authors: RM Yonk, JC Mosley, PO Husby

Publication: Rangelands 42 (3), 80-82, 2020

Title: Perspectives on Economic Development: Public Policy, Culture, and Economic Development

Authors: RM Yonk, V Bobek

Publication: BoD–Books on Demand, 2020

Title: Precaution Can Kill

Authors: KD Gomez, DW Thomas, RM Yonk

Publication: Independent Institute, 2020

Title: Do US counties benefit from wilderness designation? Examining local government revenue and county expenditures

Authors: R M Yonk, J Smith, S Reale

Publication: Journal of Economics, Management and Trade 22 (4), 1-17, 2019