New study by our director Charles Courtemanche and co-authors Jordan Jones, Antonios M. Koumpias, and Daniela Zapata that examines the connection between state Medicaid expansions and adult mortality was featured on Marginal Revolution
Congrats to our director Charles Courtemanche and co-authors Rahi Abouk, Dhaval Dave, Bo Feng, Abigail Friedman, Catherine Maclean, Michael Pesko, Joseph Sabia, and Samuel Safford on their paper “Intended and Unintended Effects of E-cigarette Taxes on Youth Tobacco Use” being accepted for publication in the Journal of Health Economics!
This paper was previously released as ISFE Working Paper No. 41
Congratulations to VACE's Fall 2022 Monday Night Session Entrepreneurs Bootcamp 1.0 winners! ISFE was proud to provide the prize money for this great competition!
1st Place: Erin Webb/Advosense
2nd Place: Vaugh Holder/Tranquil
3rd Place: Bertin Louis & Tina Ho/Navigating Higher Education
4th Place: Mark Litvin/Revelation Woodworking
5th Place: Demethra Sanders/Be Fly Fitness
Aaron Yelowitz, ISFE Affiliate, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship in a hearing entitled "Small Business Franchising: An Overview of the Industry, SBA's Role, and Legislative Proposals."
A study by our affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz, and economist, Brian Blase, is referenced in this Committee on Ways and Means GOP article.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Econ Games, an annual data competition, co-founded by Dr. Darshak Patel (University of Kentucky, ISFE Affiliate) and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani (Northern Kentucky University).
1st place: University of Southern Indiana - $1,500 & 5-year Stata licenses
2nd place: University of Kentucky - $1,000
3rd place: University of Kentucky - $500
4th place: Northern Kentucky University
The prize money was sponsored by University of Kentucky's Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise and Stata
The Institute's affiliate, Ken Troske, and Mike Clark, director of the university's Center for Business & Economics Research, were quoted in nearly 200 media outlets recently related to the new Ford Motor Company electric car plant in Kentucky.
Rob Gebelhoff of the Washington Post shares his view regarding the ecig research conducted by Chuck Courtemanche, our director, and co-authors.
Clifton Taulbert, a previous ISFE event speaker, just released a new paper about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. The recording of the Clifton Taulbert event "Tulsa's Black Wall Street: A Multi-Path Journey" can be found here.
Research conducted by our director Chuck Courtemanche & co-authors about the effect of new e-cig taxes on youth tobacco use is featured in an ABC6 article by Stephen Loianconi.
Cassidy Morrison of the Washington Examiner covers the new e-cig study by our director, Chuck Courtemanche, and co-authors.
An article by Tax Foundation discusses the taxes on e-cigarettes and mentions the new study by our director, Chuck Courtemanche, & co-authors about the effects of e-cigarette taxes on youth tobacco use.
The new study about the effects of taxing e-cigarettes by our director, Chuck Courtemanche, and co-authors is featured in the Hutchins Roundup by Brookings.
Chuck Courtemanche, our director, & co-authors recently had their new study about how teens will be effected by new e-cig taxes mentioned in a CNS News article.
Does Taxing E-Cigs Work? New Study Suggests Unintended Consequences of Increasing Teen Cigarette Smoking
Our director, Chuck Courtemanche, was featured in the most recent Gatton News for his new study on estimating the effect of e-cig taxes on teens.
It's that time of year! Abdullah Al-Bahrani from NKU is welcoming all educators interested in trying out Danny Dollar Academy to teach Economics, financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade educators join us.
Register for a teacher info session at https://dannydollar.academy/teachers
If you want to be a regional partner and sponsor schools in your area you can join on regional partner program https://www.dannydollar.academy/regional-partners
Join VACE's virtual kickoff event for this year's Entreprenuers Bootcamp on September 2nd at 5:00pm! Listen to impressive new startup ideas and join a team!
The study by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, and Ron Zimmer is mentioned a KXAN article.
Rave On Sports, one of the winners of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship Virtual Startup Contest, was covered by Spectrum News 1 Kentucky.
Congratulations to the winners of the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship 2nd Annual "Wildly Possible" Virtual Startup Contest!
1st place - $5,000 - Fresh Eyes Solutions
2nd place - $4,000 - Rave On Sports
3rd place - $3,000 - ReBegin
4th place - $2,000 - My Vocal Health
5th place - $1,000 – ZKaKa
Aaron Yelowitz, our affiliate, recently published an op-ed in The Hill.
Darshak Patel, our associate director, and co-authors Abdullah Al-Bahrani and Jamie Weathers have a paper in the Financial Services Review about financial literacy education.
*Can be found on page 303*
This study was funded by an Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise summer research grant.
Congratulations to ISFE affiliate, Darshak Patel, and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani for being awarded the 2021 National Endowment for Financial Education Best Financial Education Paper presented by the National Association of Economic Educators.
Their awarded paper titled “Racial Differences in the Returns to Financial Literacy" can be found here
The research by our director, Chuck Courtemanche, affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz, and co-authors is mentioned in Yahoo News.
ISFE Director Charles Courtemanche, affiliate Aaron Yelowitz, and ISFE research assistant Anh Le just had their paper on social distancing published in PLOS.
An earlier version of this paper can be viewed here.
The research conducted by our director Chuck Courtemanche and affiliate Aaron Yelowitz on COVID-19 and life insurance markets, is mentioned in this The Wall Street Journal article by Telis Demos.
The CTpost published ISFE Affiliate's Op-Ed on work scheduling laws.
Op-Ed How to Beat the Tobacco Smoking Epidemic: Set E-Cigarette and Snus Taxes Significantly Lower Than Combustible Tobacco Taxes
The Morning Consult published an op-ed by Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise director, Chuck Courtemanche, Mike Pesko, and Catherine Maclean, regarding how to beat the tobacco smoking epidemic.
The Denton Record-Chronicle reported on the new study Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Ron Zimmer, & Anh Le, showing that resuming in person learning at Texas schools last fall accelerated spread of COVID-19.
The University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information is producing a new podcast pioneered by UK students Trace Williams, Michael Morgan and Trevor Payne. The podcast, “Breaking the Boundary,” emphasizes the need to shift the focus of unsolved global issues to a solution-oriented approach.
ISFE is funding the students to produce this new podcast.
Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz is quoted in this recent California Healthline article by Anna Almendrala.
Along with dozens of other outlets, Marissa Martinez of Chron reports on the NEW research by our director Chuck Courtemanche, affiliate Aaron Yelowitz, Ron Zimmer, and Anh Le.
Jonathan Martin of FOX 26 Houston reported on the new study Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Ron Zimmer, & Anh Le, which showed COVID-19 cases increased after students returned to in person learning.
*Video starts at 5:35*
Along with dozens of other outlets, the Washington Post includes the new study by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, & Ron Zimmer in a recent article thanks to reporters Hannah Denham, Taylor Telford, and Andrew Van Dam.
Sam Dick of WKYT interviewed Aaron Yelowitz on the recent research with our director, Chuck Courtemanche, regarding reopening Texas schools and COVID-19 cases.
New study by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, and Ron Zimmer is covered by Alison Durkee of Forbes.
Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise faculty affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz discusses research co-authored with Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise director Chuck Courtemanche, regarding Texas schools reopening and COVID-19 spread.
*TIP* start at about 26:10
The most recent study on COVID-19 and school reopenings by our ISFE Director Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, and Ron Zimmer was featured in the most recent UKNow.
The new study by our director, Chuck Courtemanche, affiliate Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, and Ron Zimmer, finds a link between school reopening and the spread of Covid is featured in Chalkbeat.
According to Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution, the NEW paper by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, & Ron Zimmer, sheds some new light on the topic of COVID-19, Texas, & school reopenings.
A NEW paper is out our by our director Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, Ron Zimmer, and Anh H. Lee, in NBER.
ISFE Affiliate, Darshak Patel has been awarded the 2021 University of Kentucky Outstanding Teaching Award! Congrats Darshak!
That's a wrap for Bootcamp 2.0!! Great job to all participants and congrats to our winners!
1st place - $2,500 - Cameron Adams, Founder of Connect
2nd place - $1,500 - Daniel Gorash, Founder of Badland Wolves
3rd place - $1,000 - Monica Stewart, Founder of Transitions Caregiver Solutions
4th place - $500 - Fara Williams, Founder of The Foundation for Unifying Networks
The research paper by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, & Joe Benitez, about disparities in COVID-19 cases is cited in this article featured on The Hill
The paper about social distancing & lockdowns, by Chuck Courtemanche & Aaron Yelowitz, is mentioned in this Vox article.
Gatton College of Business and Economics students Ben Davison, Jaclyn Fischesser, Luke Schlake, Wyatt Flick, and Caleb Buckman triumphed in the 2021 Econ Games - an annual data competition co-founded by Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani (Northern Kentucky University) and Dr. Darshak Patel (University of Kentucky).
This years Econ Games was funded by The Institute for the Study of Free Enterprise.
A round of applause to ISFE affiliate, Darshak Patel, for receiving the 2020 Outstanding Professor Award from UKY Greek for his contributions to the growth and development of University of Kentucky students!
ISFE is glad to be partnered with Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Economic Education to expand the Danny Dollar Academy program’s reach and cover the cost of educator professional development. Be sure to check it out!
ISFE affiliate, Aaron Yelowtiz was quoted in this California Healthline article regarding the measuring the impact of outdoor dining and COVID-19.
The latest opinion piece by our affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz, is published in The Dallas Morning News.
Director Charles Courtemanche, affiliate Aaron Yelowitz and Timothy Harris wrote an op-ed for IZA World of Labor on how COVID-19 made a minimal impact on the life insurance market as a whole.
This NPR article mentioned the Health Affairs social distancing study by director Chuck Courtemanche and co-authors Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, Joey Garuccio and Josh Pinkston.
Founder and affiliate, John Garen co-authored an op-ed in the Courier-Journal based on his K-12 education paper.
This op-ed appeared in several papers around the state of Kentucky over the past couple of weeks. Check them out below!
We are thrilled to say the Health Affairs social distancing paper by Director, Chuck Courtemanche and co-authors, Aaron Yelowitz, Anh Le, Joey Garuccio and Josh Pinkston is #42 for the year on Altmetrics across all disciplines. As well as #3 in their #economics category!
A big congratulations goes to our very own Director Chuck Courtemanche and co-authors, ISFE Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz, Joseph Garuccio, Anh Le and Joshua Pinkston for their social distancing study being the third most read paper in Health Affairs last year!
The Institute's founding director and current affiliate, John Garen, was mentioned in the Washington Post article below regarding Social Security and Medicare as it relates to debt.
The social distancing study by Chuck Courtemanche & Aaron Yelowitz, originally published in Health Affairs, is quoted in this recent article by Chris Nichols of PolitiFact.
Congratulations to all the Fall 2020 Entrepreneurs Bootcamp winners! It was our pleasure to sponsor this event!
1st Place: Badland Wolves
2nd Place: Quench & Temper, led by April Castle, alumna of University of Kentucky College of Engineering
3rd Place: Run.io and Connect
4th Place: LogoSphere from University of Kentucky College of Engineering
5th Place: LSAMP
The University of Kentucky community now has access to the Wall Street Journal for free with a big thank you to The Institute, Gatton College of Business and Education, University of Kentucky Office of Student Organizations and Activities SGA, and The Wall Street Journal!
A new study is out by our director, Dr. Chuck Courtemanche, affiliate Aaron Yelowitz, and Timothy Harris in ThinkAdvisor.
This NPR article discusses the social distancing study by ISFE director, Chuck Courtemanche and affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.
ISFE Afiliate Ken Troske spoke with Chris Ott, a reporter with WDRB television station in Louisville, regarding his paper on COVID with Paul Coomes of Louisville. This talk turned into an hour long podcast you can listen to here.
German Lopez with Vox, discusses the Health Affairs article on coronavirus by director Chuck Courtemanche and affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.
Vox discusses the Health Affairs study on Coronavirus by Director Charles Courtemanche and Affiliate Aaron Yelowitz.
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.
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.
- 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!
The Institute's affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz is quoted the article below from The Wall Street Journal by Sarah Chaney and Kim Mackrael.
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.
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.
The study conducted by our director, Charles Courtemanche, and affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz, regarding strong social distancing measures, was cited in this PolitiFact article.
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.
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.
Aaron Yelowitz, an ISFE Affiliate, had his previous study mentioned by Isheka N. Harrison in The Moguldom Nation.
Aaron Yelowitz, an ISFE affiliate has his work mentioned by Bill McCarthy in PolitiFact.
Aaron Yelowitz, an ISFE affiliate has his work mentioned by Bill McCarthy in PolitiFact.
Bradley Hardy and Trevon D. Logan reference Aaron Yelowitz and Chuck Courtemanche's newest paper on racial inequality in COVID.
Vox article by German Lopez, includes the research conducted by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.
Ronald Bailey's article in Reason Magazine refers to the study done by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.
German Lopez of Vox, includes the research done by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz, in the article below.
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" by our director Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and James Marton, is now published in the Russell Sage Journal.
Rachel Muenz of Lab Manager mentions the research by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.
Research about social distancing and the coronavirus by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz is mentioned in the in the article by PRESSFROM.
German Lopez included the research about social distancing and the coronavirus done by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz in this Vox article.
Rachel Muenz of Lab Manager mentions the research by Chuck Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.
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, 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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
National Review picked up Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz' research on social distancing when discussing if the lockdowns worked.
ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz wrote an article on how there are longer-run impacts from the outrageous policing incidents posted by the Cato Institute.
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.
The Insurance Journal mentions the social distancing study by Director Charles Courtemanche and Professor Aaron Yelowitz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aaron Yelowitz interviews with WLEX-18 to discuss how the social distancing measures have worked during COVID-19.
WLEX-TV mentions Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz on their social distancing measures and the spread of COVID-19.
Spectrum News1 picked up Courtemanche and Yelowitz' new study.
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.
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.
A New York Times Op-Ed mentions the new study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team.
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.
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 best? Summer Lin of the Miami Herald picks up the study conducted by Charles Courtemanche & Aaron Yelowitz.
The new study out by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, & team, is covered by Carrier Management.
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.
The new study out by Chuck Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team, is covered by Kevin Drum of Mother Jones Magazine.
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.
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.
WebMD picks up the new study by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz.
New study by Director Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz, and team, states that without social distancing steps, COVID-19 would have been 35 times worse.
The Lane Report mentions the new study on social distancing and COVID-19 cases by ISFE Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz.
Another pick up on Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz' new study by the Insurance Journal.
Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz' new study suggests areas that fail at social distance, face 35 times more virus cases.
New Study by ISFE Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz is picked up by NBC News.
Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors new study is mentioned in this U.S. News article.
The new study on social distancing by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors is cited in The New York Times.
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.
The new study by Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors is mentioned in this Washington Post story.
Charles Courtemanche, Aaron Yelowitz and co-authors' new study on social distancing is featured in The Washington Post.
New Study by Director Charles Courtemanche and professor Aaron Yelowitz was mentioned in the Medscape Medical News.
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.
AP News featured ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz' new study on Social Distancing.
Both Courtemanche and Yelowitz new study on Healthy at Home is featured in the BG Daily News.
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.
The new study by Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowitz gets another mention in the Lexington Herald Leader.
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.
The new study on COVID-19 by Courtemanche and Yelowitz is featured in the Lexington Herald Leader.
ISFE Director, Charles Courtemanche and ISFE Affiliate, Aaron Yelowitz has made it to the Courier Journal with their research on COVID-19.
ISFE's Charles Courtemanche and Aaron Yelowtiz' new paper on COVID-19 was featured on LEX 18 News, including an interview with Yelowitz.
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.
ISFE affiliate Darshak Patel, a passionate and accommplished educator is a 2020 Great Teacher Award recipient.
Daniel DiMartino, a research associate for ISFE, discusses his grandfather's battle against Socialism.
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.