Founded in 2021

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Chicago provides a platform for scholars and policy experts to share their insights and experiences with the general business community. Our events address sound economic principles, personal freedom, and opportunities created through markets.
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Chapter Membership

Founding Member 
$500 / person (One Time)

Annual Membership 
$100/ Yr

Meeting Registration Fees

  • $0 for Founding Members
  • $0 for Annual Members
  • $20 for Non-Members
  • $0 for Actively enrolled university students

Chapter Director

Mike Dirnberger is a real estate broker, commercial pilot, and military veteran. He graduated in 2003 from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business. In 2019 he graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Master of Business Administration. After learning of the America Institute for Economic Research, and greatly enjoying the educational material shared by experts in their respective fields, he desired to set up a local society to share this information with local business professionals. Teaming up with local leaders in the area to form a vibrant and active Chicagoland area chapter is a strong desire for the founding members of the Chicago chapter.

Contact Information


Chicago, Illinois

Chapter Board

Roy Spencer