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Research and Public Policy : Social and Public Policy Research

American Institute for Economic Research

Integrity, research, and principle in the study of markets since 1933.

two stars

77.95

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
Edward P. Stringham, PhD
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 77.95 two stars
  Financial 68.83 one star
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

American Institute for Economic Research educates Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government and sound money. AIER's ongoing scientific research demonstrates the importance of these principles in advancing peace, prosperity and human progress.

American Institute for Economic Research educates Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government and sound money. AIER's ongoing scientific research demonstrates the importance of these principles in advancing peace, prosperity and human progress.

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Financial

one star

68.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
73.7%
  Administrative Expenses 13.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 13.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.53
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 21.70
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.2%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 77.95 two stars
Constitutional Accountability Center (DC) 87.27 three stars
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
Freedom Foundation (WA) 87.01 three stars
Center for the New Economy (PR) 91.99 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $793,102
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $12,993
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $806,095
   Program Service Revenue $28,904
Total Primary Revenue $834,999
   Other Revenue $1,387,728
TOTAL REVENUE $2,222,727
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,606,786
   Administrative Expenses $745,165
   Fundraising Expenses $777,994
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,129,945
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,907,218
   
Net Assets $99,404,250

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 $1,974,072 54.7%
Academic Programs $1,632,714 45.3%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 09/03/2019 77.95 two stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 78.56 two stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.65 three stars
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)
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  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$250,240 4.87% Edward P. Stringham President & Director of Research & Education

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 77.95 two stars
North Carolina Justice Center (NC) 92.22 four stars
Center for Food Safety (DC) 85.99 three stars
Public Agenda (NY) 89.54 three stars
Middle East Forum (PA) 92.46 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

American Institute for Economic Research
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

Edward P. Stringham, PhD
President

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