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American Enterprise Institute

The American Enterprise Institute is a Washington, D.C. based think tank researching government, politics, economics, and social welfare.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, known as the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), is a conservative Washington, D.C.-based think tank that researches government, politics, economics, and social welfare. AEI is an independent nonprofit organization supported primarily by grants and contributions from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

Founded in 1938, AEI's stated mission is "to defend the principles and improve the institutions of American freedom and democratic capitalism--limited government, private enterprise, individual liberty and responsibility, vigilant and effective defense and foreign policies, political accountability, and open debate". AEI is associated with conservatism and neoconservatism, although it is officially non-partisan.

AEI is governed by a 26-member Board of Trustees, composed of executives and former executives from various corporations. Approximately 185 authors are associated with AEI. Arthur C. Brooks served as president of AEI from January 2009 through July 1, 2019. He was succeeded by Robert Doar.


At the beginning of the spread of Covid-19, the American Enterprise Institute have tracked the spread and the response on the part of politicians and public health officials. They have worked to analyse strategies needed to pursue the goals of stopping the spread of Covid-19, the measures individuals can take to protect against infection, and the possible impact on the global economy and geopolitical landscape.

Through their Covid-19 Action Tracker, AEI offers tracking of state level mitigation strategies for Covid-19. They also offer daily updates through their @COVID2019action Twitter.



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