August 05, 2016

“The unemployment rate is not capturing the entire slack in the labor market,” said Polina Vlasenko, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. “There’s this pool of people that are unemployment but aren’t counted because they’re not looking for work. But they’re willing to work if conditions improve.”

June 24, 2016

It seems entirely fitting that whether by happy accident or some kind of market prescience, the American Institute for Economic Research relocated from Cambridge, Mass. to Great Barrington in the 1940s. The independent nonprofit organization was established in 1933 to help ordinary Americans

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June 02, 2016

“No serious steps were taken to address the underlying economic issues, and the federal debt situation has gotten much worse,” said Robert Hughes, senior research fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research.

However, there is good news for the outlook of the American economy. In the same survey, the economists predicted that the unemployment rate will drop to 4.7% in the

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June 01, 2016

Nonresidential fixed investment – a proxy for how much money domestic businesses are putting back into their own operations – fell 6.2 percent in the first three months of 2016, representing the metric's largest single drop since the country was in the midst of the Great Recession in 2009. Investments into new equipment contracted 9 percent, and spending on new

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May 29, 2016

Before you jump back into caffeine-fueled study sessions, research salary and employment trends in your chosen field — especially if you want to make more money. That’s a realistic goal: Half of adults surveyed who successfully changed careers after age 45 said their income increased, according to a 2015

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May 24, 2016

This online tool for exploring urban job markets is very cool.

It could be a big help for high school and college graduates looking for work, especially those willing to migrate to a new city and trying to figure where to go. What’s unique about it is that it ranks the nation’s large, mid-sized, and small cities based on the user’s personal preferences.

To use the

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May 19, 2016

Illinois State University’s hometown of Bloomington-Normal is one of the top destinations in the U.S. where young college graduates want to live and work, according to a new study.

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER)

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May 14, 2016

As the year winds down for college seniors around the US, the next important decision many will make is where they should move after graduation.

A ranking of the best major metropolitan areas from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) may help students having trouble making the call.


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May 12, 2016

You’ve thought about moving to Austin, and you’ve looked at rentals in L.A.

But have you considered making a move to Fort Collins, Colorado?


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May 10, 2016

Where you choose to live can have a huge impact on your job hunt, particularly when you’ve just graduated from college.

It’s easy to get caught up in the sense that you need to move to a major city like New York or San Francisco to be successful. But as a new study from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) goes to show, you can land

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May 02, 2016

While the weak performance doesn't necessarily mean the country is tilting toward a recession, it also doesn't mean things are going swimmingly. Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, put out a statement Thursday that indicated the risks of a near-term recession remained "

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April 28, 2016

"Overall, the report shows broad weakness across many parts of the economy. The pace of growth for the economy has steadily slowed over the past four quarters," Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, wrote Thursday in an email to U.S. News. "That slowing pace of growth suggests the economy remains vulnerable hence the risk of recession remains

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April 11, 2016

Since its enactment in 1935, Social Security has become an important feature of the retirement landscape for all Americans. But its finances are in need of repair, and we can’t simply ignore the problem.

Since 2010, the taxes paid into the Social Security system have been falling short of the benefits

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March 26, 2016

Working with the American Institute for Economic Research, Luke Delorme conducted a study to determine the ideal asset-allocation strategy for retirees, assuming a 4% withdrawal rate. The best strategy, he found, was to begin with a 20% allocation of stocks as you enter retirement at age 65, and then increase that allocation gradually every year, over 30 years, until you have a 70% equity

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March 25, 2016

"Overall, the report shows a stronger finish to the year than previously thought," Bob Hughes, a senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, wrote in a research note Friday. "Upward revisions to consumer spending, housing, net trade and government spending all contributed to the stronger gain."

March 08, 2016

New River Valley, VA - In its first annual Employment Destinations Index, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) ranked the most attractive places in the U.S. where young college graduates want to live and work. The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area, encompassing the entire New River Valley,

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March 03, 2016

"30%. Labor market gains should support consumer spending, offsetting weakness in other specific (limited) areas of the economy, provided the Fed does not raise rates too aggressively."

February 24, 2016

“Daily volatility in the stock market is high indeed, but the market is able to overlook that,” said Jia Liu, a fellow at the nonprofit American Institute for Economic Research.

Regardless of whether volatility is still climbing or abating, the Fed is less concerned about the state of financial markets than Wall Street is, according to John Canally, chief economist at LPL Financial.

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February 18, 2016

American Institute for Economic Research’s Daily Economy blog. What I like about this blog is that it can help you think more like the hedgehog than the fox in philosopher Isaiah Berlin’s famous essay—that

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February 12, 2016

A large amount of credit card debt could be a red flag for financial instability and could lead to problems. Obscene car loans or underwater mortgages could also be destructive

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