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.
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.
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.
ISFE Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz has an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ISFE Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz was interviewed on NPR about improper Medicaid enrollment.
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
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.
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.
Dr. Yelowitz's research on the new op-ed in the New York Post about New York's $4 billion Medicaid gap.
Research by Dr. Yelowitz on improper Medicaid enrollment in New York City is mentioned in the New York Post.
Dr. Yelowitz's reserach on improper Medicaid eligibility was mentioned in the Pulse article referencing his Mercatus paper.
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.
Dr. Yelowitz's commentary on improper Medicaid enrollment was published in the Health Affairs blog.
Dr. Yelowitz's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal based on joint research with Dr. Courtemanche.
Dr. Fackler's letter to the Wall Street Journal on SAT Equality:
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.
Curious about the impact on menu labeling laws? Check out what Dr. Yelowitz says about this law in the CQ Researcher.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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 Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise 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 Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.
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.