AEI BY THE NUMBERS


A YEAR IN REVIEW

A COMMITMENT TO

Expanding liberty, increasing opportunity, and strengthening free enterprise

The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

EXPANDING FREE MARKET ECONOMICS

AEI's Economic Policy Studies program preserves and promotes free market economies in the United States and around the world to help provide a better life for all people. AEI's scholars study monetary policy, tax and entitlement reform, financial markets regulation, the national budget, and international trade and finance.

ANALYZING OUR POLITICAL CULTURE AND CIVIC LIFE

AEI's Politics and Public Opinion scholars offer analysis on the pressing demographic, social, economic, and political issues of our day. Their research is informed by the understanding that freedom and prosperity depend on healthy social and political institutions. Our American Citizenship program aims to promote American identity and foster a renewal of civic life.

PROMOTING AMERICAN GLOBAL LEADERSHIP

AEI's Foreign and Defense Policy Studies program seeks to advance a US foreign and defense policy that promotes a freer, more prosperous, and more democratic world. Our scholars are educating current leaders and a new generation of practitioners and policymakers about how to best manage today's threats and tomorrow's challenges.

ADVANCING AN UNDERSTANDING OF AMERICAN VALUES

AEI's Social and Cultural Studies scholars are tackling the challenge of maintaining a culture where virtue flourishes in tandem with freedom and material progress. Our scholars are advancing a clear understanding of American culture and values and exploring how that understanding should in turn inform US public policy for universal improvement.

MEETING THE NEEDS OF FUTURE STUDENTS

AEI's Education Policy Studies program is committed to using argument and evidence, careful research, and clear writing to steer a path toward reinvention and reform that serves students, encourages personal responsibility, overhauls outdated institutions, and promotes the values that help fuel America's astonishing success.

PROPOSING FREE MARKET HEALTH CARE ALTERNATIVES

AEI's Health Policy Program studies the financing and regulation of health care, coverage for the uninsured, the role of the Food and Drug Administration, Medicare and Medicaid reform, mental health reform, and the effects of price controls on pharmaceutical research and development. Our scholars offer pro-market solutions to our nation's health care crisis.

BY THE NUMBERS


As we look forward to 2017, AEI is proud of its many accomplishments in 2016. While numbers don't tell the entire story, here is a snapshot of AEI's growth through the past year.

220

Scholars and Staff

2,341

Radio and TV Interviews

71

Testimonies in the 114th Congress

3,305

Authored Op-eds

119

Events

11,831

Event Attendees

36,953

Event Livestream Viewers

1,270

Grand Opening Week Visitors

272

Leadership Network Members

4,902

Students in the Student Network

391

Summer Honors Participants

4,691

Internship Applications

191

National Council Members

342

AEI Enterprise Club Members

$46 Million

Operating Revenue

1,598

Donors

5,254,055

AEI.org Visitors

346,555

Social Media Followers

67,222

AEI Podcast Downloads

105,555

YouTube Subscribers

WE SET THE FUTURE OF PUBLIC POLICY

OUR 2017 PROJECT

RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM OUR SCHOLARS


This is a small sample of the important research AEI scholars produced over the past year. For more, please visit here.

TED Talk

AEI President Arthur Brooks gave a TED Talk on how we can unite to fight poverty.

Improving Health Care

Health scholars at AEI spent the year discussing the ideas in their agenda for reforming the ACA.

Men Without Work

More people — but especially men in their prime — are out of work than ever before. Nicholas Eberstadt exposed this reality with fresh, detailed demographic data.

 

Essays on Human Flourishing

AEI's Michael R. Strain and Stan A. Veuger edited a series of essays exploring the relationship between political philosophy and economic freedom.

National Hunger Commission

Robert Doar was a key member of the bipartisan National Commission on Hunger that Congress tasked to find innovative policy solutions to hunger in America.

Does Pre-K Work?

Katharine B. Stevens and Elizabeth English analyzed the research on 10 different early childhood programs to see what they tell us.

 

In Our Hands

In a revised and updated edition of "In Our Hands," Charles Murray laid out the case for changing the US welfare system to a universal guaranteed income.

Defense Reform

Mackenzie Eaglen gave a blueprint for how Congress and the executive branch can balance the goals of modernizing the US military while spending sensibly and not losing critical capabilities.

Towards an Imperfect Union

Dalibor Rohac made the conservative case for the EU in the case of Brexit and other recent political developments.

 

Kurdistan Rising

Michael Rubin investigated the ongoing evolution of Kurdish nationalism.

AEI's Political Corner

Led by Karlyn Bowman, AEI's Political Report crunched the numbers and assessed how different groups voted in the 2016 election.

Corporate Tax Reform

Alan D. Viard and Eric Toder proposed to replace the corporate income tax with taxation at ordinary income rates of dividends and net accrued capital gains of American shareholders.

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2017 Event Calendar

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OUR NEW HOME


In August 2016, AEI began a new chapter in its history by moving into the Daniel A. D'Aniello Building. For the first time in its 78-year existence, AEI will now have a home of its own rather than just leasing office space. Of course, a home is nothing without the right people to occupy it, but now our scholars and staff have a place that is truly a reflection of their excellence and achievement.

This building will make a tangible, immediate difference by providing the facilities we need for maximum reach and impact on the policy debates — and coming at a time when thoughtful intellectual leadership is needed more than ever before.

 

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