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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economics, Education

Mission: American institute for economic research (aier) conducts independent, scientific, economic research to educate individuals, thereby advancing their personal interests and those of the nation.

Programs: Research reports and bulletins- preparation and distribution of periodic economic reports and occasional booklets focused on selected topics in the areas of fiscal and monetary economics, including personal economic issues. These are distributed to members and the general public.

academic programs- aier conducts various education programs including teach-the-teachers, summer fellowship, conferences, and internships directed at a combination of the general public, professional teachers, and graduate level students of economics and other related fields.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

In the early stages of my working and earning life I became acquainted with AIER through a gift of some publications from an "old" uncle. While I had little or no money to invest I found the information on gold, inflation, insurance and investment interesting and refreshingly logical so I subscribed to the publications for a number of years. I was convinced of the unbiased but in-depth nature of the information that was easily readable to a person not trained in investment and economic matters. But after some years other priorities came to the forefront and while I did not forget the education that came to me through this source, I failed to renew my subscriptions. Then about two years ago I became seriously concerned with preserving the modest retirement fund that I accumulated and decided to look up AIER in an internet search. I found the organization going forward with up-to-date useful information on personal economic matters, and have become a very satisfied client of the wholly owned for profit American Investment Services Inc.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have found AIER to be unbiased, rational, and very thorough in their analysis of economic issues. They have taught me a great deal.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The AIER provides clear, easy to understand, information on a subject that is critical to our lives but poorly understood: economics. Yes, that sounds dull, even dismal, but AIER publications provide descriptions and facts from a perspective that is relevant and useful. This is quite a change from the common choices for economic news: 1) 'sales pitch' or 2) political opinion. They were founded back in the depression when a lot of bad ideas were promoted as 'solutions' ... rather like today. Their explanations and facts provide a solid foundation for understanding what matters in your personal decision making.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AIER "tells it like it is" by giving unbiased, nonpartisan information about economics which truly educates those fortunate to receive their information. AIER is now reaching out to more people and, very importantly to our governmental leaders and decision makers. Hopefully, their educational efforts will be successful and result in a strong and bright future for the USA.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have received your bulletins and other publications for several years. I have found them to be very useful in understanding various economic issues. I have used them in discussions with clients and have referred them to your website. Your analysis is unbiased and easy to understand. Keep up the good work!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a subscriber to AIER's newsletter and economic research reports for several years. As a certified public accountant I have used some their publications to become better acquainted with insurance, investment strategies, public policy and the motivating factors which caused some of the historically siginificant changes in laws that affect our economy. I also highly value their economic forecasts and have found AIER to be the most reliable source of available economic data. To me AIER definitely qualifies as a "Great Nonprofit".

Client Served

Rating: 5

I first made a donation to this organization a couple of years ago in order to receive their information. I was pleasantly surprised at their commitment to provide unbiased information on a range of topics, and I have come to trust their analyses. I also greatly appreciate their books, e-books, and other materials. I look to them for continued unbiased information, and I am thrilled that they are taking their information to the general public (free-of-charge) in order to better get needed information to everyone. Hopefully people will read it and understand that Federal government business-as-usual is not the answer!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When I found myself unexpectedly responsible for the administration of
my parents' estate, I turned to AIER's booklet on estate
administration which became my indispensable daily companion.

As my focus then turned to managing the family investment portfolio,
the AIER book on how to invest wisely made it possible to make sound
investment decisions with confidence. As it became further necessary
to deal with issues of estate planning, insurance, social security
elections, avoiding financial pitfalls, and negotiating for financial
services, AIER was always ready as my first source for levelheaded advice.

Their publications provide the kind of knowledge one would pay for
handsomely from an advisor. Better still, obtaining the knowledge for
myself rather than relying on others had enabled me to conduct my
affairs with self-assurance. It is indisputable that AIER has
enhanced my life.