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America needs to close down

German Lopez with Vox, discusses the Health Affairs article on coronavirus by director Chuck Courtemanche and affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.


The next Covid-19 superspreading event: Thanksgiving

Vox discusses the Health Affairs study on Coronavirus by Director Charles Courtemanche and Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.


A Vaccine Is Already Helping

The paper by affiliate Ken Troske & Paul Coomes of the University of Louisville, is noted in a recent article by Holman W. Jenkins, Jr. of the WSJ Opinion.

 


Economists say Kentucky COVID-19 numbers are likely much higher than what is being reported

The Institute's affiliate Ken Troske and Paul Coomes of the University of Louisville recently published data that Kentucky coronavirus numbers are much higher than what is reported. Troske was interviewed by Jacqueline Pitts of The Bottom Line: Kentucky Political News.


2 economists say state must do random testing to see true impact of coronavirus; examples indicate lower covid-19 mortality rate

"The best way to determine the true impact of the novel #coronavirus in Kentucky would be to do random testing of the population." Read more from our affiliate Ken Troske & Paul Coomes of University of Louisville in this article from Kentucky Health News.


Register NOW for this event with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

- What is the state of #inclusion and diversity in entrepreneurship research?

- How does #race, gender, and class affect the entrepreneurship researcher pipeline?

Register NOW for this event with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation today at 1pm and submit YOUR question about diversity and inclusion in the entrepreneurship research community!


With Fewer Covid-19 Restrictions, South’s Economy Outperforms Nation

The Institute's affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz is quoted the article below from The Wall Street Journal by Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael.


Why North and South Dakota are suffering the worst Covid-19 epidemics in the US

Another article by German Lopez in Vox, quotes information from a study by director Charles Courtemanche and affiliate Aaron Yelowitz regarding social distancing and government mandates.


Alex McGlothlin Presents New Paper at KEA

ISFE's own Post-Doctoral Scholar, Alex McGlothlin recently presented his new paper titled, "A Survey of Maverick and Non-Maverick Mergers in the Airline Industry" at the meeting of the Kentucky Economic Association.


Trump says he prevented 2 million COVID-19 deaths. Where does he get that number?

The study conducted by our director, Charles Courtemanche, and affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz, regarding strong social distancing measures, was cited in this PolitiFact article.


Director Courtemanche Has a New Journal Acceptance

Hats off to our director, Charles Courtemanche! His paper about exercise and obesity was recently accepted for publication in the Economics and Human Biology journal. 

The paper was previously released as the Institute's working paper #26, you can read it here.


Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship Winners of One-Minute Pitch Competition

On September 25th VACE co-sponsored with SOPS a one-minute pitch competition. Each participant had one minute to pitch their research to the audience and the winners of the pitch competition were selected by audience vote.

Below are three of the winners that are being sponsored by VACE/ISFE. These awards are $200 each. These funds are being provided by ISFE. Two of the awardees are UK students and the other one is a Harvard student.

Nataliya Timoshevskaya
Ãngela Crespo
Taylor Elsey


5 Things to Know About Life Insurance and Black America

Aaron Yelowitz, an ISFE Affiliate, had his previous study mentioned by Isheka N. Harrison in The Moguldom Nation.


The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s impact on the coronavirus, explained

Aaron Yelowitz, an ISFE affiliate has his work mentioned by Bill McCarthy in PolitiFact.


The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally’s impact on the coronavirus, explained

Aaron Yelowitz, an ISFE affiliate has his work mentioned by Bill McCarthy in PolitiFact.


Racial economic inequality amid the COVID-19 crisis

Bradley Hardy and Trevon D. Logan reference Aaron Yelowitz and Chuck Courtemanche's newest paper on racial inequality in COVID.


America’s uniquely bad Covid-19 epidemic, explained in 18 maps and charts

Vox article by German Lopez, includes the research conducted by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.


COVID-19 and the Tragedy of the Open Access Health Commons

Ronald Bailey's article in Reason Magazine refers to the study done by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.


San Francisco’s lonely war against Covid-19

German Lopez of Vox, includes the research done by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz, in the article below.


"Wildly Possible" Virtual Contest Winners Announced!

The Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship has announced the winners of their startup contest. The Institute was pleased to co-sponsor the contest and congrats to the Top 5 finalists out of over 150 applicants!


The Full Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Political Participation

"The Full Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Political Participation" by our director Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and James Marton, is now published in the Russell Sage Journal.


Could Self-Isolation Make You More Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Rachel Muenz of Lab Manager mentions the research by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.


Shelter-in-Place Orders Prevented Up to 370,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Study Says

Research about social distancing and the coronavirus by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz is mentioned in the in the article by PRESSFROM.


Florida now has more Covid-19 cases than any other state. Here’s what went wrong.

German Lopez included the research about social distancing and the coronavirus done by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz in this Vox article.


Could Self-Isolation Make You More Vulnerable to COVID-19?

Rachel Muenz of Lab Manager mentions the research by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz. 


Shelter-in-Place Orders Prevented Up to 370,000 Coronavirus Deaths, Study Says

Research about social distancing and the Coronavirus by Chuck Courtemanche & Aaron Yelowitz is mentioned in the in the article by PRESSFROM.


ISFE’s Faculty Summer Research Grant Program Winners

ISFE’s Faculty Summer Research Grant Program, which had a special emphasis this year on how free enterprise connects with COVID-19 and racial inequality, had a record number of proposals this year. 60% of proposals received some level of funding, with the award amounts divided between $15K, $10K, and $5K. Funding decisions were based on independent scores from the ISFE director and two anonymous reviewers. The recipients are:

$15K:


How California went from a coronavirus success story to a worrying new hot spot

The study that was published in Health Affairs by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz on social distancing and how lockdowns worked during COVID-19, is covered by German Lopez of Vox.


Experts: Physical distance, masks must become the ‘norm’

The Owensboro Times did a write up that featured the study by Aaron Yelowtiz and Charles Courtemanche on the importance of social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. 


13 Places Doctors Won’t Go During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Jihan Myers of MSN writes about public places doctors avoid during Coronavirus. This article includes the research done by Director Chuck Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz that was originally published by Health Affairs.


Simon Says - June 2020

ISFE's Director Charles Courtemanche and Professor Aaron Yelowitz were featured on the Gatton College of Business and Economics most recent edition of the Dean's series, "Simon Says". Their research on COVID-19 and social distancing were discussed.


Did the Lockdowns Work?

National Review picked up Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz' research on social distancing when discussing if the lockdowns worked.


Longer‐​Run Impacts from Outrageous Policing Incidents

ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz wrote an article on how there are longer-run impacts from the outrageous policing incidents posted by the Cato Institute.


2 new studies show shutdowns were astonishingly effective

The study by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz, regarding the spread of COVID-19 would have been 35 times greater in the U.S. without policies like shelter in place orders, is covered by Umair Irfan of Vox.

 


Coronavirus Lockdowns Substantially Slowed the Pandemic, Research Says

The Insurance Journal mentions the social distancing study by Director Charles Courtemanche and Professor Aaron Yelowitz.


Webinar: Strong Social Distancing Measures in the US Reduced the COVID-19 Growth Rate

ICYMI, below is a link the webinar about how strong #socialdistancing measures helped reduce #coronavirus cases.

Thank you to Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Teresa Waters, and James Ziliak.


Dr. Aaron Yelowitz on Recent Protests and COVID-19 Apread

ISFE affiliate, professor Aaron Yelowitz joined Univision in English on Monday June 1st to discuss the possible widespread transmission of COVID-19 amid large-scale protests in cities around the United States.


TPA's Ross Marchand and ISFE's Daniel DiMartino discuss the H-1B program and immigration.

There's been a lot of discussion regarding immigration and COVID19. Listen as our Research Associate, Daniel Di Martino and the Taxpayers Protection Alliance Director of Policy, Ross Marchand, discuss the H-1B program and immigration.


Kicking out highly-skilled immigrants like me won’t help Americans

ISFE Research Associate, Daniel Di Martino has his latest op-ed published in the Deseret News, on the economics of the OPT program that the Trump administration may end soon.


States That Need Most Financial Help Due to COVID-19

Director, Charles Courtemanche talks with WalletHub and discusses how the Coronavirus Pandemic has impacted the economy, when we can expect to see an economic rebound.


WLEX-18 Interview with Yelowtiz

Aaron Yelowitz interviews with WLEX-18 to discuss how the social distancing measures have worked during COVID-19.


Study suggests COVID-19 cases could be 35 times higher without social distancing measures

WLEX-TV mentions Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz on their social distancing measures and the spread of COVID-19.


UK Study Finds Aggressive Response to COVID-19 Helped Kentuckians

Spectrum News1 picked up Courtemanche and Yelowitz' new study.


Debating Steps to Restart Kentucky's Economy

Aaron Yelowitz is interviewed with KET on discussing restarting Kentucky's economy based of of the study by him, Charles Courtemanche, and team. 


Covid-19 updates: Disinfect your eyeglasses often; why don't some people want to get tested for the coronavirus?

Courtemanche and Yelowitz' new study is picked up by Kentucky Health News.


KTNV Channel 13 Action News @ 11pm

Professor Aaron Yelowitz speaks with KTNV Channel 13 Action News regarding his research with Chuck Courtemanche, that areas where social distancing was not encouraged by government officials, faced 35 times more cases of coronavirus.


The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do Right Now

A New York Times Op-Ed mentions the new study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team.


When Will Social Distancing End? The 3 Major Risks of Reopening Too Soon

Inverse picked up the new study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and co-authors on how effective social distancing has been in the spread of COVID-19.


All 50 States Are Now Reopening. But at What Cost?

Charles Courtemanche is quoted in this New York Times article on the new study by Charles, Aaron Yelowitz, and team.


Which social distancing measures work the best? Here’s what a new study found

Which social distancing measures work best? Summer Lin of the Miami Herald picks up the study conducted by Charles Courtemanche & Aaron Yelowitz.


State, Local Lockdown Measures Reduced U.S. COVID-19 Cases by 34 Million: Study

The new study out by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, & team, is covered by Carrier Management.


The Health 202: Some social distancing policies worked better than others to stem covid-19

Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team have a new study out about social distancing measures and the growth rate of COVID-19 that is covered in The Washington Post.


School Closure vs. Restaurant Closure: Which Is Most Effective?

The new study out by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team, is covered by Kevin Drum of Mother Jones Magazine.


HealthDay Reports: Social Distancing Policies Reduced COVID-19 Growth Rate

The new study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team on how social distancing policies reduced COVID-19 growth rate is featured in HealthDay.


Sheltering in place seemed to work -- Does a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill have a chance? -- Anti-vaxxers gear up to fight COVID-19 vaccine

Hear professor Aaron Yelowitz on KNX 1070 Newsradio discussing the social distancing measures people took and how they were successful in flattening the curve of COVID-19.


Lockdowns worked. Now what? Stay-at-home orders and closing restaurants slowed Covid-19’s spread in the US, new study shows.

New Study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team on COVID-19 and social distancing is featured on Vox.


New Study Suggests U.S. COVID-19 Cases Could Have Been 35 Times Higher Without These Measures

ISFE Director Charles Courtemanche, professor Aaron Yelowitz, and co-authors new study on how COVID-19 cases could have been 35 times higher without measures such as social distancing.


Stay-at-Home Orders Correlated With Slower COVID-19 Spread

WebMD picks up the new study by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.


UK-Involved Research Found Without Steps, COVID-19 Would Have Been 35 Times Worse

New study by Director Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team, states that without social distancing steps, COVID-19 would have been 35 times worse.


COVID-19 cases in Ky. could have been 35 times higher, study says

The Lane Report mentions the new study on social distancing and COVID-19 cases by ISFE Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz.


Study Finds State, Local Measures Have Reduced Coronavirus Cases by 34 Million

Another pick up on Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz' new study by the Insurance Journal.


Areas that fail to social distance face 35 times more virus cases, study suggests

Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz' new study suggests areas that fail at social distance, face 35 times more virus cases.


Areas with no social distancing see 35 times the amount of coronavirus spread, study finds

New Study by ISFE Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz is picked up by NBC News.


In Iowa, No Stay-at-Home Order May Have Increased Cases of COVID-19

Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors new study is mentioned in this U.S. News article.


Coronavirus Cases Slow in U.S., but the Big Picture Remains Tenuous

The new study on social distancing by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors is cited in The New York Times.


Slow and safe ways states can bring COVID-19 lockdown to an end

New OP-ED in Washington Times. Daniel Di Martino, research associate, discusses how we can reopen America's economy based on the new University of Kentucky ISFE study by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.


A New York barber who defied lockdown and ‘illicitly’ cut hair tests positive for the coronavirus

The new study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors is mentioned in this Washington Post story.


Places without social distancing have 35 times more potential coronavirus spread, study finds

Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors' new study on social distancing is featured in The Washington Post.


Stay-at-Home Orders Correlated With Slower COVID-19 Spread

New Study by Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz was mentioned in the Medscape Medical News.


Strong Social Distancing Measures In The United States Reduced The COVID-19 Growth Rate

Study by ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche, professor Aaron Yelowitz, and co-authors, examines the impact of social distancing regulations on the daily growth rate of COVID-19 cases.


Beshear offers plan for phased May reopenings in Kentucky

AP News featured ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz' new study on Social Distancing.


Beshear unveils plan to begin phased business reopenings

Both Courtemanche and Yelowitz new study on Healthy at Home is featured in the BG Daily News.


UK professors study impact of social distancing

Professor and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz was quoted by WKYT News regarding his study with ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche on social distancing and saving lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Beshear offers plan for phased May reopenings in Kentucky

The new study by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz gets another mention in the Lexington Herald Leader.


Update on COVID-19 in Kentucky - 4.29.2020

The new social distancing research by ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz is mentioned in a press briefing by Governor Andy Beshear as he updates Kentucky on COVID-19.


New UK study backs up KY policy: Healthy at Home has saved 2,000 lives in state so far

The new study on COVID-19 by Courtemanche and Yelowitz is featured in the Lexington Herald Leader.


University of Kentucky research: Beshear's Healthy At Home orders saved thousands of lives

ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz has made it to the Courier Journal with their research on COVID-19.


New study shows thousands of Kentuckians spared thanks to social distancing

ISFE's Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowtiz' new paper on COVID-19 was featured on LEX 18 News, including an interview with Yelowitz.


Is Social Distancing Working? New Study Suggests Thousands of Kentuckians Spared

ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz were recognized in the UKNOW (the University of Kentucky News) about their developed model based on differences in the scope and timing of policies implemented across the Midwest and the South. The goal was to predict the number of confirmed cases in Kentucky — had the state not imposed restrictions and relied on voluntary actions. 


Educator, Mentor, Friend — Darshak Patel Named 2020 Great Teacher

ISFE affiliate Darshak Patel, a passionate and accommplished educator is a 2020 Great Teacher Award recipient. 


My Grandfather’s Long Battle Against Socialism Ended by Coronavirus

Daniel DiMartino, a research associate for ISFE, discusses his grandfather's battle against Socialism.


Good Luck Policing the Massive Virus Relief Fund, TARP Vets Say

The Institute's faculty affiliate, Dr. Ken Troske, gives his insight to Bloomberg Businessweek on the massive virus relief fund, due to his experience on the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) oversight panel.


Nationalization Isn’t the Answer To The Coronavirus Crisis

ISFE's research associate, Daniel DiMartino's latest op-ed in The National Interest talks about what is not the answer to the Coronavirus crisis.


Price controls sabotaging American coronavirus response like they destroyed my home in Venezuela

ISFE's reserach associate, Daniel DiMartino had his latest op-ed published in the Washington Examiner about anti-price gouging laws leading to shortages during the coronavirus crisis.


Op-Ed: For real reform, Ky. should let families direct funds to schools, programs they find best for their children

ISFE Affiliate John Garen has an Op-Ed published in the Lane Report on school choice.


Paid Sick Leave Is a Failed Cure

ISFE Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz has an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal.


Simon Says - February 2020

ISFE's Director Charles Courtemanche was featured on the Gatton College of Business and Economics most recent edition of the Dean's series, "Simon Says". His research and the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise were both discussed.


Tax Vaping, Increase Smoking

ISFE's Director Charles Courtemanche and co-authors have a new study out saying imposed taxes on e-cigarette leads to more smoking of traditional cigarettes which is featured in the National Review.


E-cigarette taxes may drive vape users to traditional smokes, study says

A new study by ISFE's Director, Charles Courtemanche, and co-authors says e-cigarette taxes may drive vape users to traditional smokes is featured in Breitbart News.


New Study Suggests Raising Taxes On E-Cigarettes Could Encourage Traditional Smoking

ISFE's Director, Charles Courtemanche's new e-cigarette study suggesting raising taxes on them could encourage traditional smoking is featured on Forbes.com.


MSU visiting research scholars’ study suggests raising e-cigarette taxes may drive vapers to purchase traditional cigarettes

ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and co-authros examine how e-cigarette taxes will increase the purchase of traditional cigarettes.


Medicaid Expansion Costs Hit New York — And Other States Are Watching

ISFE Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz was interviewed on NPR about improper Medicaid enrollment. 


ISFE Faculty Affiliates among Kentucky’s Leaders in Economic Research

According to year-end rankings from Research Papers in Economics':

  • Affiliate Ken Troske ranks #2 in the state of Kentucky across all years and #12 across just the past 10 years
  • Affiliate and former director Aaron Yelowitz ranks #5 in the state overall and #7 in the past 10 years
  • Affiliate and current director Charles Courtemanche ranks #7 in the state overall and #1 in the past 10 years
  • UK’s economics department, which includes 7 affiliates, is the top-ranked department in the state, both overall and in the past 10 years

Nominal GDP versus Price Level Targeting: An Empirical Evaluation

ISFE Working Paper #18, “Nominal GDP versus Price Level Targeting: An Empirical Evaluation”, by ISFE affiliate Jim Fackler and Doug McMillin, has been accepted for publication at the Journal of Economics and Business. This project was supported by an ISFE summer research grant.


Why Obama Stopped Auditing Medicaid

A new provocative op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Dr. Yelowitz.


Maternal Work Hours and Childhood Obesity: Evidence Using Instrumental Variables Related to Sibling School Eligibility

New research by Dr. Courtemanche on the connection between maternal employment and childhood obesity was published in the Journal of Human Capital.


Cuomo must start explaining how he’ll close New York’s $4B Medicaid gap

Dr. Yelowitz's research on the new op-ed in the New York Post about New York's $4 billion Medicaid gap.


New York City is a hot spot for illegal Medicaid enrollment

Research by Dr. Yelowitz on improper Medicaid enrollment in New York City is mentioned in the New York Post.


Trump to unveil price-transparency rules

Dr. Yelowitz's reserach on improper Medicaid eligibility was mentioned in the Pulse article referencing his Mercatus paper.


Assessing the ACA’s Impact on Insurance Coverage, 4 Years On

A study on the Affordable Care Act and how it has impacted Insurance Coverage accross America by Dr. Courtemanche and Dr. Yelowitz is mentioned in the NBER Digest.


Improper Medicaid Enrollment Following ACA Expansion

Dr. Yelowitz's commentary on improper Medicaid enrollment was published in the Health Affairs blog.


Obamacare's Medicaid Deception

Dr. Yelowitz's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal based on joint research with Dr. Courtemanche.


SAT Equality: Give Everyone the Same Score

Dr. Fackler's letter to the Wall Street Journal on SAT Equality:


Should the Fed Target Price Level or Nominal GDP?

Drs. Facker and McMillin present evidence that a path target for NGDP may be preferable to a path target for the price level. In addition, they also find that the NGDP path target would have been superior to a continuation of the implicit FIT policy pursued by the Fed before and after the Great Recession.


Retirement proposal could do real harm

May 9: Professors Yelowitz and Troske's work on IRAs was cited in Reading Eagle. Read the letter to the editor by Professor Yelowitz here


Fast-food Shakeout - Can the industry keep up with changing tastes?

Curious about the impact on menu labeling laws?  Check out what Dr. Yelowitz says about this law in the CQ Researcher. 

/sites/ISFE/files/Fast-Food%20Shakeout_CQR_1.pdf

 


Early Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Medicaid Expansion and Non‐Expansion States

The Council of Economic Advisers recently released a study on deregulating health insurance markets which cites a 2017 study on the Affordable Care Act by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management


Test Scores, Education Spending and Productivity in Kentucky

This report examines the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NEAP) test scores for Kentucky students for the roughly 25-year time span from the 1990s forward, as well as changes in funding (inclusive of state, local, and federal) of K-12 in the Commonwealth during that period. Changes in the racial gap in test scores are also examined, along with the gap between the scores of students from low-income families and students from other families.


CalSavers works on paper, but saddles workers with debt

California is one of five states that has implemented automatic, state-run individual retirement accounts, known as “auto-IRAs,” in recent years. California’s workers—many of whom aren’t adequately preparing for retirement—should absolutely be saving more, and on paper, auto-IRAs move in that direction. But that doesn’t mean all of those workers are coming out ahead.


Report Rips Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirement Thousands lost healthcare coverage, but is the work requirement really to blame?

Is the Medicaid work requirement to blame for people losing their healthcare?  Dr. Yelowitz told MedPage Today that this report draws some unfounded conclusions.

 


Civility Is Good But Politics Sparks Rancor

Dr. Garen's column, “Civility Is Good But Politics Sparks Rancor”, was published on the Foundation for Economic Education site on Monday, December 10th. Read the entire article here


Op-Ed: Civility is good, but politics sparks rancor. Market-based health insurance reduces rancor.

This op-ed by Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise affiliate, Dr. John Garen, was published by the Lexington Herald-Leader on November 15, 2018 


Uber, Lyft and the Urgency of Saving Money on Ambulances

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


More funding has not helped performance of Kentucky’s schools

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. 


If You Really Want to Help the Poor, Shop at Walmart

Dr. Charles Courtemanche research on Walmart Supercenters was cited in Bloomberg on June 28, 2018. 


MarketWatch

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.)


Association for Private Enterprise Education

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"

https://www.apee.org/2018-conference/

 


Association for Private Enterprise Education

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”

https://www.apee.org/2018-conference/


EMERGE 2018

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  

http://emergelexington.com/#speakers


The Economy and Trade

June 1st: Dr. John Garen was on Kentucky Tonight to discuss the economy and trade.  

https://www.ket.org/episode/KKYTO_002523/

 


ObamaCare Could be Driving People to Drink, Study Finds

April 28th: Drs. Courtemanche, Marton, Ukert, Yelowitz & Zapata were quoted in PJ Media


African Americans Own More Life Insurance, Not Less

March 8: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz & Dr. Tim Harris's article in the Public Health Post: African Americans Own More Life Insurance, Not Less


Paid sick leave will hurt the most vulnerable

March 8th: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz's 2015 paper was mentioned in TribTalk: Paid sick leave will hurt the most vulnerable


Congrats to Samuel Ingram

The UK Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise would like to congratulate Ph. D. student and 2017 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 ISFE Affiliate, David Blackwell, on becoming Provost!

Congratulations to UK Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise Affiliate, David Blackwell, on becoming Provost of the University of Kentucky 


Bitcoin buyers see cryptocurrency in their financial future

Dec 15: Dr. Aaron Yelowitz quoted in the Houston Chronicle about Bitcoin 


Governor Cuomo's latest plan to kill New York retail jobs

NOV 15th: Dr. Yelowitz's work discussed in the New York Post


UK economics institute supports serious debate

NOV 10th: Dr. Yelowitz's article in the Herald Leader supporting Arthur Laffer's panel discussion 


Behind the Blue: Economic Perspectives With Gatton's Ken Troske

OCT 20, Dr. Ken Troske was a guest on "Behind the Blue" talking about Economic Perspectives 


Trump order will leave thousands of Kentuckians without insurance help

OCT 13th, WKYT interviewed Dr. Yelowitz regarding health care in Kentucky


'Scant bipartisanship' not enough to end 'political war over Obamacare'

OCT 19, Dr. Yelowitz was quoted in the Healio Special Report: Health Care and Politics 


Pensions and Pension Reform

Tuesday, November 7th, a column of Dr. John Garen "Pensions and Pension Reform" was published online by The Lane Report


Tax Reform: An Ongoing Policy Debate

On October 9th, Dr. John Garen spoke about tax policy on KET's Kentucky Tonight


Pension systems expert to speak at UK Oct. 18

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.


What U of L’s Basketball Scandal Could Cost The City

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.


Tax and spending panel looked for answers to Kentucky’s pension crisis

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.


Where’s the tax reform? The noted economist who helped flip Kentucky House is frustrated

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.


Paid Sick Leave and Chipotle Norovirus Outbreak

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.


Aaron Yelowitz to become director of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise

On July 5th, 2017, Gatton College Dean Blackwell announced the appointment of Dr. Aaron Yelowitz to be director of the Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.


What happens to birth control if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?

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.


2017’s Most & Least Independent States

Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s was interviewed by Wallethub about state and personal financial independence.


New York City Wants to Supersize the ‘Fight for $15’

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.


Ransomware attack reveals bitcoin as an accessory to cybercrime

Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s research on interest in Bitcoin was cited on May 16, 2017, for a CBC News piece.


The Flimsy Facts Behind NYC's 'Fair Workweek' Bills

Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz’s research on part-time fast-food employees was cited in Forbes on May 15, 2017.


TV: Ask an Economist: What Does the AHCA Mean for You?

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.


Op-Ed: Kentucky health insurance market in death spiral

This op-ed by Schnatter Institute Associate Director Dr. Aaron Yelowitz was published by the Lexington Herald-Leader on May 3, 2017.


Louisville Home Values Go Up As Inventory Falls, But Is It A Bubble?

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.


TV: The Impact Trump Could Have on Kentucky's 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.


TV: Will Obamacare Survive in 2017?

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.


Why It Matters that Fewer Americans Trust Government to ‘Do the Right Thing’

Schnatter Institute Director Dr. John Garen was interviewed by Deseret News about cronyism and mistrust in the government.


UK center to unleash power, benefits of entrepreneurship

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.