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November 04, 2015

Changing careers is a crossroads many people encounter in their lifetime. Many people negatively make the assumption that wanting a career change somehow makes you into a failure — especially when you’re older. But a study by the American Institute for Economic Research showed that it may actually be a good thing to change

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October 14, 2015

MS Economics students Di Wang and Kristopher Cramer spent their summers completing the prestigious American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) Summer Fellowship Practicum Program.

The Practicum focuses on enhancing Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories and real-world applications, and provides an opportunity to develop research, writing and presentation skills. The

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October 08, 2015

"Headwinds from China's slowing growth and a devalued yuan may curb the U.S. expansion, but the risk of a recession remains low," a research team at the American Institute for Economic Research wrote in a recent research note.

October 05, 2015

"The mixed data support our expectation that the Fed will tilt to the side of caution during the process of policy normalization, implementing future rate hikes only at a very gradual pace," Bob Hughes, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, told the

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October 02, 2015

"The mixed data support our expectation that the Fed will tilt to the side of caution during the process of policy normalization, implementing future rate hikes only at a very gradual pace," said Bob Hughes, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.

October 02, 2015

“The mixed data support our expectation that the Fed will tilt to the side of caution during the process of policy normalization, implementing future rate hikes only at a very gradual pace,” Bob Hughes, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, said in a note.

September 25, 2015

Here, we’ve highlighted the cost of living for a single person (one adult, zero children) in the ten best big cities for young professionals, determined in a report by the American Institute for

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September 24, 2015

"It's a guideline for a specific set of circumstances," says Luke Delorme of the 4% withdrawal rule. He's a research fellow with the American Institute for Economic Research and wrote a paper challenging some of the widely held beliefs about investing for retirement and retirement income

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September 22, 2015

This is more possible than you might think. Changing careers is a viable option, even for older workers, according to a report from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic literacy.

September 22, 2015

"It's very likely the COLA will be zero, given the way the numbers are now," said Polina Vlasenko, senior research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research.

September 18, 2015

"A higher interest rate normally puts constraints on borrowing. But the first interest rate rise could be seen as a signal of even higher rates in the future. Hence, consumers and businesses may borrow sooner than later, boosting borrowing in the short term," Jai Liu, a research fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, said in a statement Thursday.

September 17, 2015
The Fed's decision comes as good news for consumers, since it will keep borrowing that much cheaper, and investors, who generally like rates near zero, according to Jia Liu, research fellow at the Great Barrington-based American Institute for Economic Research. Members of the state's service industry should also
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September 15, 2015

Black candidates who do get their foot in the door face another set of problems. Employees of color are statistically paid less by a considerable margin, according to the

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September 03, 2015

Considerable research on optimal and sustainable retirement spending strategies has been conducted over the last two decades. This paper aims to guide planners and clients toward an appropriate spending strategy based on client preference. The analysis specifically looks at systematic spending strategies—those that employ a pre-

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September 02, 2015

Analysis conducted by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) that I am involved in looks at the concept of equity glide paths and attempts to assess their value based on a utility measure of constant relative risk aversion. We find that rising equity

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September 01, 2015

People struggle to save for long-term goals like retirement or a child’s college education because they crave immediate gratification, says Rosalind Greenstein, director of research and education for American Institute for Economic Research. Having an obstacle can encourage people to think twice before dipping into the funds, she says. “It’s like a speed bump,” she says.

August 20, 2015

But there are studies that suggest that the wage problem might not be as black and white as companies wanting to basically outsource their skilled workers. Nicole Kreisberg, a researcher at the American Institute for Economic Research, found that wage gaps don’t arise from visas so much as they do from gender, age,

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August 13, 2015

Another report, New Careers for Older Workers, from the American Institute for Economic Research, looked at people who changed or tried to change jobs after age 45 and found that 82% of people 47 and

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August 11, 2015

A recent report from the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) makes the case that as retirees age, they should increase the portion of

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August 11, 2015

A large part of the long-term variation in stock prices is due to unexplained factors instead of economic changes. Conversely, more than 99% of the movement in major bond prices is correlated with the economy’s movements.

These were the findings of an American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) study. The AIER sought to identify what long-term

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