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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Institute for Economic Research

Helping individuals protect their interests since 1933

three stars

85.50

250 Division Street P.O. Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA 01230
tel: (888) 528-1216   Web Site
EIN: 04-2121305

Board Leadership
Gregory M. van Kipnis
Chair

CEO
John Skar
President, Pro Tempore

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.50 three stars
  Financial 79.90 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

two stars

79.90

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 12/01/2016 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
76.1%
  Administrative Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.24
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 20.91
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 50.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Institute for Economic Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by American Institute for Economic Research on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 85.50 three stars
Supportive Housing Network of New York (NY) 87.57 three stars
Foundation for Economic Education (GA) 91.45 four stars
National Institute on Money in State Politics (MT) 97.17 four stars
Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CO) 87.21 three stars

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

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $661,068
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $167,634
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $15,000
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $843,702
   Program Service Revenue $45,275
Total Primary Revenue $888,977
   Other Revenue $1,058,526
TOTAL REVENUE $1,947,503
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,494,256
   Administrative Expenses $731,562
   Fundraising Expenses $322,785
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,548,603
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,601,100
   
Net Assets $86,139,365

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Research Reports and Bulletins $2,658,624 76.1%
Academic Programs $835,632 23.9%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2015-12 12/01/2016 85.50 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.18 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.24 three stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.43 three stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 77.33 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 81.14 three stars
2010-12 12/23/2011 79.36 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.88 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.50 three stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 89.47 three stars
2007-12 05/01/2009 89.26 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 04-2121305
Name in IRS Master File AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR ECONOMIC RESEARCH INC
NTEE Code V22
NTEE Classification Economics (as a social science)
NTEE Type Social Science Research Institutes, Services
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (559) Other matters
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$234,485 5.15% Stephen J. Adams President

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

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Charity Contact Info

American Institute for Economic Research
250 Division Street
P.O. Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA 01230
tel: (888) 528-1216
fax: (413) 528-0103
EIN: 04-2121305

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Board Leadership

Gregory M. van Kipnis
Chair

CEO

John Skar
President, Pro Tempore

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