American Enterprise Institute

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American Enterprise Institute
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Andrew Mellon Building - Dupont Circle.JPG
The AEI building near DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C.
Formation1938; 83 years ago (1938)
TypePublic policy think tank
HeadquartersWashington, D.C.
Robert Doar
Revenue (2016)
Expenses (2016)$55,822,303[1]

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, also known as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), is a think tank in Washington, D.C. that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare.[2][3] AEI is an independent nonprofit organization supported mostly by grants and donations from foundations, corporations, and people.

It was created in 1938. AEI's stated goal is "to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalismlimited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate".[4] AEI mostly believes in conservatism and neoconservatism, although it is officially non-partisan.

AEI is governed by a Board of Trustees that has 28 members. It is made up of executives and former executives from various corporations.[5] Approximately 185 authors are associated with AEI.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "American Enterprise Institute" (PDF). Foundation Center. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. "Why the American Enterprise Institute chief is so popular". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  3. Steinhauer, Jennifer (February 25, 2014). "In New Home, Policy Group Gets Big Gift". New York Times. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  4. "AEI's Organization and Purposes". American Enterprise Institute. Archived from the original on February 12, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  5. "Board of Trustees". American Enterprise Institute. Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  6. "Authors". American Enterprise Institute. Retrieved 2019-06-27.

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Coordinates: 38°54′19″N 77°02′19″W / 38.9053°N 77.0387°W / 38.9053; -77.0387