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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

87.65

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 Stringham
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.65 three stars
  Financial 83.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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

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

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Financial

three stars

83.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 02/01/2018 and includes data from FY2016, 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)
78.0%
  Administrative Expenses 13.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.36
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 20.71
  Program Expenses Growth 12.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 49.9%
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) 87.65 three stars
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (DC) 92.16 four stars
The Aspen Institute (DC) 93.56 four stars
Council for a Strong America (DC) 91.97 four stars
Partnership for Public Service (DC) 96.46 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $537,407
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $104,985
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $642,392
   Program Service Revenue $50,230
Total Primary Revenue $692,622
   Other Revenue $2,355,550
TOTAL REVENUE $3,048,172
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,646,985
   Administrative Expenses $432,062
   Fundraising Expenses $521,133
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,600,180
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-1,552,008
   
Net Assets $92,547,580

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 $2,479,559 68.0%
Academic Programs $1,167,426 32.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$41,538 0.90% John Skar President Pro Tempore
Other Salaries of Note
$237,588 5.16% Stephen J. Adams Former President

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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 Stringham
President

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