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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.

78.65

250 Division Street 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 78.65
  Financial 69.82
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00
This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

69.82

Accountability & Transparency

100.00

This rating was published 04/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
69.4%
  Administrative Expenses 14.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.74
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 21.00
  Program Expenses Growth 5.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 46.4%
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) 78.65
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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $575,129
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $575,129
   Program Service Revenue $70,214
Total Primary Revenue $645,343
   Other Revenue $3,704,857
TOTAL REVENUE $4,350,200
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,317,263
   Administrative Expenses $926,067
   Fundraising Expenses $1,185,374
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,428,704
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-2,078,504
   
Net Assets $108,997,827

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 $2,289,210 53.0%
Academic Programs $2,028,053 47.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 04/01/2021 78.65
2018-12 09/03/2019 77.95
2017-12 09/01/2018 78.56
2016-12 02/01/2018 87.65
2015-12 12/01/2016 85.50
2014-12 06/01/2016 81.18
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 86.24
2013-12 06/01/2015 82.43
2012-12 12/01/2013 77.33
2011-12 04/01/2013 81.14
2010-12 12/23/2011 79.36
2009-12 09/20/2011 89.88
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 87.50
2008-12 03/01/2010 89.47
2007-12 05/01/2009 89.26

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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$250,240 3.89% Edward P. Stringham President & Director of Research & Education

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American Institute for Economic Research (MA) 78.65
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Charity Contact Info

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

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 1000
Great Barrington, MA 01230

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Board Leadership

Gregory M. van Kipnis
Chair

CEO

Edward P. Stringham, PhD
President

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