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: Charting Unseen Costs of Electricity Generation

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: Pipeline & Gas Journal 243 (6), 2016

Title: Collaborative Contagion: A Case Study in Curriculum Development, Distribution, and Adoption

Authors: J Harrigan, R Yonk, N Mason

Publication: 2nd. International conference on higher education advances (HEAD'16), 253-260, 2016

Title: Congressional Capitulation: War Power and the United States Congress

Authors: RM Yonk

Publication: J. Pol. & L. 9, 172, 2016

Title: Green Revenue? Local Governments and Wilderness Designation

Authors: RM Yonk, RT Simmons, BC Steed

Publication: Institute of Political Economy Utah State University, 2016

Title: How Occupational Licensing Effects Women and Minorites

Authors: CM Cowan, O Mackelprang, J Caldwell, F Harrigan, R Yonk

Publication: UCUR 2017, 2016

Title: Nature Unbound: Bureaucracy vs. the Environment

Authors: RT Simmons, RM Yonk, K Sim

Publication: Independent Institute, 2016