American Institute for Economic Research

About American Institute for Economic Research

The American Institute for Economic Research educates people 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.

AIER is a nonpartisan research and education nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on the importance of markets, with a full range of programs and publications on the social sciences with a primary emphasis on economics. AIER as an institution affirms free enterprise, economic liberty, property rights, sound money, and legal institutions that shore up the rights of individuals to be free to the extent that their actions do not impinge on the rights of others.


Research Intern

May 2022 - August 2022 Great Barrington, MA
“My experience with the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) was exceptional. During my internship, I was given meaningful responsibilities and gained invaluable insights into the inner workings of a professional non-profit organization. Conversations with AIER scholars and staff expanded my knowledge in areas such as political economy, financial markets, economic freedom, and sound money. This experience was undoubtedly the highlight of my professional career and played a pivotal role in my decision to pursue a full-time career in economic policy analysis. I wholeheartedly recommend AIER to any emerging economic scholar looking to immerse themselves in a vibrant intellectual community while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Berkshires.”

Graduate Research Fellow

May 2022 - August 2022 Great Barrington, MA
“As a graduate research fellow, I was welcomed at AIER by a pool of staff, fellows, and interns who accomplished a balance between intellectual passion, persistent work ethic, and relaxed community as though it was second-nature. Days at work were filled with exposure to novel research and advocacy work by staff and visitors, while lunches and evenings were filled with decompressed fellowship with the opportunity to share unique insights and quirky humor. The experience smoothly facilitated a dive into some of the more unique aspects of economics, philosophy, and politics with a principled respect and emphasis, but also an openness and serious consideration of a diversity of views. The organization stuck by me and was supportive through my research and personal hurdles of the summer, and I've ultimately been able to bring stronger methodological rigor to my current dissertation work as a result of the lessons learned and feedback shared. An additional unique highlight of the experience was how AIER broadened my outlook on academic work with both training in primary research for academic audiences, and support in learning to communicate research insights to more general audiences for policy, journalistic, and non-profit endeavors. ”
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