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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 where Dr.


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 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!

Congratulations to UK Schnatter Institute 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 Schnatter Institute

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


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.