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: “The Impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard on Local Communities”

Authors: RM Yonk, L Stevens, A Wardle, J Hall

Publication: Oil and Gas Quarterly 66 (1), 2017

Title: A Public Choice Exploration of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

Authors: R Yonk, AR Wardle, J Smith

Publication: Available at SSRN 2962741, 2017

Title: Analyzing the Role of Poor and Developing Nations in Global Climate Agreements

Authors: L Stevens, W Arthur, RM Yonk

Publication: British Journal of Environment &Climate Change, 7 (3): 135-147. Available …, 2017

Title: Barriers to Participation: Factors Associated with the Choice of Presidential Preliminary Election Processes

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Critical Issues in Justice and Politics, 71, 2017

Title: Building a quality of life index

Authors: RM Yonk, JT Smith, AR Wardle

Publication: Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life 71, 2017

Title: Disincentives to business development on the Navajo nation

Authors: RM Yonk, S Hoffer, D Stein

Publication: Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship 22 (02), 1750012, 2017