The American Institute for Economic Research, founded in 1933, educates Americans on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government, and sound money. AIER envisions a society in which people are generally free to order their lives, liberties, and property as they see fit, consistent with the equal rights of others.

In pursuit of this vision, AIER aims to be the premier articulator of classical liberalism. We engage and showcase the best economists, historians, journalists, philosophers, and nonpartisan intellectuals on the day’s topics to further our mission. 

We are committed to using a Creative Commons license, consistent with a genuine free-market approach.

Spotlighting a diversity of views, AIER focuses on economic trends, theory, and history, both domestic and international. We are committed to understanding the economic dimensions of public policy, the philosophy and culture of a free society, and emerging threats to the same from both the political left and right. Specific policy areas we focus on include monetary economics, fiscal policy and taxation, finance and market trends, regulation, environmental economics, technology, and the measurement of economic freedom.

Eschewing partisan politics, our contributors seek to understand and elucidate. Our tone reflects professionalism and scholarship, and values hopefulness and uplifting content where possible. We reject vitriolic and inflammatory prose or speech. Instead, we prioritize standards of evidence, logic, and reasoned discourse, citing sources and evidence where possible, and reaching people regardless of ideological or political bias.

In terms of style, we avoid language and grammar structures that are overly specialized to particular academic disciplines in favor of communicating with an intelligent general audience. In pursuit of that, we prefer Elements of Style by Strunk and White as a guide and the Chicago Manual of Style for particular usage. Please review our editorial policy and the content on AIER.org for reference before submitting an article. We accept articles between 600 – 1,200 words, with a preference for brevity. If you are interested in writing for us, send your work, in google doc form, along with a headshot and brief biography to [email protected]