An ambulance ride of just a few miles can cost thousands of dollars, and a lot of it may not be covered by insurance. With ride-hailing services like Uber or Lyft far cheaper and now available within minutes in many areas, would using one instead be a good idea? Find out in The New York Times where Dr.
Sept 7: Op-Ed - Dr. John Garen in the Lane Report
Conflict over public school financing arose again in the last legislative session, continuing the long-standing concern about the funding and performance of public schools. Dr. John Garen is a co-author of a recent report that was released by the Pegasus Institute that speaks to these issues by presenting several facts and patterns regarding Kentucky’s K-12 system over the past two-and-a-half decades.
Dr. Charles Courtemanche research on Walmart Supercenters was cited in Bloomberg on June 28, 2018.
June 27: Dr. Courtemanche's paper was referenced in MarketWatch: Living closer to a Walmart will improve a household’s food security — meaning they will have better access to safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs — according to a new working paper distributed Monday by the National Bureau of Economic Research. (Walmart did not immediately return a request for comment.)
April 2nd: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz presented his paper, "Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health"
April 1-4: Dr. John Garen organized and moderated two sessions for the Association for Private Enterprise Education annual conference:
“Labor Markets and Healthcare Markets”
“Empirical Studies of Government Intervention and Its Effects”
March 27th: Dr. John Garen presented and served as a panel moderator on “The Emergence of Shared Economies,” EMERGE 18 conference hosted by Commerce Lexington
June 1st: Dr. John Garen was on Kentucky Tonight to discuss the economy and trade.
April 28th: Drs. Courtemanche, Marton, Ukert, Yelowitz & Zapata were quoted in PJ Media
March 8: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz & Dr. Tim Harris's article in the Public Health Post: African Americans Own More Life Insurance, Not Less
March 8th: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz's 2015 paper was mentioned in TribTalk: Paid sick leave will hurt the most vulnerable
The Schnatter Institute would like to congratulate Ph. D. student and 2017 Schnatter Institute Summer Fellowship winner, Samuel Ingram, for being invited to present “Occupational Licensing and the Earnings Premium: A Border Approach” at the International Symposium on the Regulation of Occupations taking place at the London School of Economics.
Congratulations to UK Schnatter Institute Affiliate, David Blackwell, on becoming Provost of the University of Kentucky
Dec 15: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz quoted in the Houston Chronicle about Bitcoin
NOV 15th: Dr. Yelowitz's work discussed in the New York Post
NOV 10th: Dr. Yelowitz's article in the Herald Leader supporting Arthur Laffer's panel discussion
OCT 20, Dr. Ken Troske was a guest on "Behind the Blue" talking about Economic Perspectives
OCT 13th, WKYT interviewed Dr. Yelowitz regarding health care in Kentucky
OCT 19, Dr. Yelowitz was quoted in the Healio Special Report: Health Care and Politics
Tuesday, November 7th, a column of Dr. John Garen "Pensions and Pension Reform" was published online by The Lane Report
On October 9th, Dr. John Garen spoke about tax policy on KET's Kentucky Tonight
The Lane Report features Schnatter Institute's upcoming pension event.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2017) — As Kentucky lawmakers try to decide how to deal with the commonwealth’s pension problem, a widely recognized scholar on the subject of state and local pension systems will be speaking at University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
On September 28th, Dr. John Garen spoke with Eleanor Klibanoff of WFPL about the University of Louisville basketball scandal and how it'll affect finances at the University.
UK's student paper, the Kentucky Kernel, wrote a piece covering the Schnatter Institute's event on September 7th - Tax Policy and Economic Growth in Kentucky: A Panel Discussion.
On September 7th, 2017, the Schnatter Institute hosted a tax policy panel with Dr. Arthur Laffer. The Herald-Leader discusses Dr. Laffer's ideas and includes a video from the event on their page. The panel also included UK economists Dr. Bill Hoyt and Dr. Chris Bollinger and Kentucky Center for Economic Policy's Jason Bailey.
Schnatter Institute Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz talked to KCBS Radio out of San Francisco on July 27, 2017 about the cost to Chipotle from a worker who came to work with the Norovirus and company sick leave policies.
On July 5th, 2017, Gatton College Dean Blackwell announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Yelowitz to be director of the Schnatter Institute.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s research on the Affordable Care Act and birth rates was cited by the Boston Globe on June 30, 2017.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s was interviewed by Wallethub about state and personal financial independence.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s research on part-time fast-food employees was cited in the Wall Street Journal on May 19, 2017.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s research on interest in Bitcoin was cited on May 16, 2017, for a CBC News piece.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s research on part-time fast-food employees was cited in Forbes on May 15, 2017.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz was a guest on Breaking down the News (a feature of WKYT News on the CW) on May 9, 2017, where he discussed healthcare issues and the American Health Care Act.
This op-ed by Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz was published by the Lexington Herald-Leader on May 3, 2017.
Schnatter Institute Director Dr. John Garen and Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz were interviewed by Louisville Public Radio 89.3 WFPL on April 22, 2017, where they discussed rising home values and the economy.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz was a guest on WKYT on January 11, 2017, where he discussed President-elect Trump’s economic policies and their effects on Kentuckians.
Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz was a guest on Breaking down the News on WKYT on December 30, 2016, where he discussed healthcare and premium hikes in 2017.
Schnatter Institute Director Dr. John Garen was interviewed by Deseret News about cronyism and mistrust in the government.
The University of Kentucky announced this month that it will soon open the John H. Schnatter Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise at its Gatton School of Business. This initiative, which I helped fund, offers UK students and scholars the opportunity to engage in classes and research that explore the role of free enterprise in advancing a free and prosperous society that benefits everyone.