07/20/2012 American Institute for Economic Research




American Institute for Economic Research




American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) conducts independent, scientific, economic research to educate individuals, thereby advancing their personal interests and those of the Nation.

 “For over 70 years, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) has done a highly credible job tracking U.S. Business cycles.”
Archie Richards, "Money Matters” columnist

The Institute, founded in 1933, represents no fund, concentration of wealth, or other special interests. Advertising is not accepted in its publications.

AIER supports a range of financial literacy initiatives including programs designed to reach young adults and college students.  AIER also supports a regional Women’s Empowerment Series and a student fellowship program to educate the economists of tomorrow. AIER’s partners in these efforts include the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy®, and various universities.


AIER’s Managing Your Money Courses:  The managing your money courses and economics courses have been used at Williams College, The Williston Northampton School and a variation has been used at several regional high schools. The courses include basic banking skills, economics, budgeting and understanding credit. We are currently working on a version that will be presented to the Massachusetts teachers at their annual conference. We also present a companion course which covers the basics of investing and the various investment vehicles available to young people.

Summer Fellowship:  AIER offers its Summer Fellowship Program for economics graduate students. Since 1946, this program has provided direct training and financial support to students pursuing graduate degrees in economics. The two-week program takes place at our beautiful 110-acre campus in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts. Students participate in three core seminars: The Evolution of Property Rights, Sound Money, and Scientific Procedures of Inquiry.    


AIER has made a strong commitment to help promote economic and financial literacy in the nation.  We are looking to build awareness of our initiatives and expand the reach and distribution of our program materials.  


  • AIER offers a free guide for Developing a Master Plan for life’s emergencies for educators and fellow Jump$tart supporters

AIER is offering free hard copies and unlimited digital copies of its popular all-in-one planning guide, If Something Should Happen: How to Organize your Financial and Legal Affairs. The short 44-page booklet takes the guess work out of estate planning and helps readers pull together all of their important information in one place. It you would like a copy for you or your organization please send an e-mail with free book in the title to Turn on JavaScript!.  Quantities of the booklet can also be customized with a company logo and unique cover for a small donation.


Declan J Sheehy                                                                                       
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