Alan Greenspan first visited the American Enterprise Institute in 1974. Since then, he has appeared multiple times to discuss important economic topics ranging from “irrational exuberance” to the bubble economy.
Prescient in so many ways, you can see in Milton Friedman’s work similarities to today’s debate over the rise and possible consequences of cryptocurrencies.
While it is difficult to pinpoint the direct impact of a think tank’s work, the hard-hitting economic analysis Vince Smith and his team brought to international food aid program has already produced reforms.
In 1991, while at AEI, Suzanne Garment wrote what is considered to be the definitive history of political scandals in the US. Learn more about “Scandal: The Culture of Mistrust in American Politics.”
As the country asks what can be done about the opioid crisis, AEI’s Sally Satel provides decades of research and a potential way forward.
Newly appointed FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb has focused on both the costs of drug development and the time it takes for new drugs to reach consumers. These are subjects that have concerned AEI health policy scholars for a long time.
This October 23 marks the thirtieth anniversary of the battle over Robert Bork’s confirmation to the Supreme Court after he had served five years on the federal appeals court, having been confirmed unanimously by the Senate for that position.
This week, Richard Thaler received the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, joining an illustrious list of former prize winners, many of whom have been associated with AEI or participated in its debates.
AEI’s founders understood that the free enterprise system was not foreordained and that it would need a sustained intellectual and popular defense. Allan Meltzer provided that voice, one that is echoed by other scholars at AEI today.