News

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What happens to birth control if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?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