American Institute for Economic Research, Inc.

Rating: 4.65 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: Gt Barrington MA 01230 USA

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: FELLOWSHIP AWARDS IN ABSENTIA- AIER ALSO EXTENDS FINANCIAL AID TO QUALIFIED STUDENTS OF ECONOMICS OR FINANCE TO ASSIST THEM IN THEIR GRADUATE LEVEL STUDIES AT THEIR REGULAR UNIVERSITIES DURING THIS YEAR, 17 STUDENTS RECEIVED THIS AID
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Rating: 5 stars  

AIER is one of the very few independent and unbiased sources for information on the U.S. Economy. AIER provides a public service by offering various publications to improve the American public's economic literacy - a subject that is shockingly missing from most government schools. Through insightful commentary on business cycle conditions, inflation (using their non-manipulated measure) and good old common sense advice regarding personal finances, AIER is the refuge for the layperson looking for an alternative to the agenda-based economic reporting exhibited by mainstream media outlets.

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Host debates among different schools of thought and post the videos free for public viewing on the website.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became an AIER member 40 years ago when I was finishing my degree in Economics. AIER research and analysis deepened my understanding of economic conditions and policy. Now retired, I still receive their email newsletters. Their research is still an essential resource for me, and I will continue to support them.

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Change nothing! It is not broke, do not fix it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

AIER gives me a measure of much needed confidence about the economic decisions I have to make. I have no training in economics but find their reports interesting and readable. Their booklet 'If Something Should Happen' encouraged me to finally make arrangements for any future disability. sd.ogj1@gmail.com

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Rating: 5 stars  

An organization that provides unbiased, fact based research on many different economic and investment issues. A tremendous resource for people of little or much knowledge regarding economics, but with a desire to learn or enhance their knowledge. I have found that they are a great way to your children and their spouses a working knowledge of economics. Either directly or indirectly, depending on the way your children are more likely to absorb knowledge from you.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first stumbled upon AIER during an MBA project in 2002 and have been a devoted reader since. Their unbiased, scientific approach to research delivers straight-forward explanations of economic issues relevant to everyday life. I have used what I've learned from AIER writings on many occasions to educate friends on a specific topic or to win an argument over the impacts of a particular policy. I was very happy to see that AIER is now sending their reports to members of Congress. I doubt these reports gets read very often at that level, but hopefully at least a few staffers will find the value that I have and will work some of the AIER recommendations into their Boss's briefing binder.

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.I learned about AIER in 1955 when my wife took a class at the Wharton School and I was a medical student with nothing to invest. Nevertheless, it made so much sense that I subscribed and have continued ever since. The unbiased straight explanation of the economic facts of life has benefitted us greatly!


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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of AIER in 1966 back when I was in college. Col. Harwood’s explanation, then, of how the business cycle worked was an “ah ha” experience for me. Those early Economic Education Bulletins remain gems to this day. (I wish some of them were still available.) Thanks to AIER my father had the confidence to put the proceeds from the sale of his house into Swiss franks in what was then the Swiss Bank Corporation --- and the result was a comfortable next egg for my mom for decades. Today, AIER remains my “go to” source in sorting out many of the ridiculous policies foisted on us by our Washington rulers. AIER has never led me astray. Thank you, AIER. Ron Housley, Buxton, Maine

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been reading the Research Reports of AIER for several decades. The monthly subscription includes several Educational Bulletins annually. How have I benefitted?

Since I am not a financial professional, I have learned a lot about economics in USA. Their publications are easy to read & understand, reflecting their fundamental research, rather than shallow hype & nonsense in so much of the "popular" media who have a different objective. It has enebled me to make good financial & investment decisions & helped guide my estate plans. I continue subscribing as I have a lot of confidence in their information & suggest that you also consider AIER. Cost is reasonable.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been following this Organisation for quite few years, and really happy about to the point, good explanation articles and database of all the indicators about economy. There are lot of websites about economy, finance and investment on the internet, but this is few of my favorite website to follow as its unbiased and one stop site for good understanding of the economy and where its heading to.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have followed the advice of AIER for many years. Their Economic Education Bulletin "How to Settle an Estate" in August 2007 was a step-by-step set of procedures that were so well laid out that the lawyer handling the case was amazed at how prepared we were at a difficult and emotional time. Additionally, their Research Report on "Financial Derivatives and the Recent Financial Crisis" was so well written and easy to understand that I have directed many co-workers to the article during debates regarding what went wrong in 2008. If you diligently read their information month-by-month, over the years you will be able to understand true financial experts compared to financial film-flam artists.

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