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 regulatory noose: Logan City’s adventures in micro-hydropower

Authors: M Hansen, RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: Energies 9 (7), 482, 2016

Title: The Renewable Fuel Standard’s Effect on Corn Belt Income and Unemployment

Authors: RM Yonk, L Stevens, AR Wardle, JC Hall

Publication: Department of Economics, West Virginia University Working Papers, 2016

Title: The unseen costs of wind-generated electricity

Authors: ME Hansen, S Policy, RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: Institute of Political Economy, Utah State University, 2016

Title: Curricular and programmatic innovation at the intersection of business ethics and entrepreneurship

Authors: C Fawson, R Simmons, R Yonk

Publication: The challenges of ethics and entrepreneurship in the global environment 25 …, 2015

Title: Reliability of renewable energy wind

Authors: J Lofthouse, RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: The Institute of Political Economy (IPE): Utah State University, 2015

Title: Reliability of renewable energy: geothermal

Authors: J Lofthouse, RT Simmons, RM Yonk

Publication: Utah Institute of Political Economy, Report, 2015