The Austrian Economics Center (AEC) is a politically independent research institute committed to disseminating the ideas of the Austrian School of Economics. The AEC considers public policies, identifies economic alternatives, and attempts to realize them based on rigorous analysis and academic research.
The AEC’s mission is to promote a free, responsible and prosperous society. To achieve this fundamental goal, it considers economic and socio-political questions, prepares studies, and recommends solutions. In carrying out its work, the AEC addresses a broad audience – from entrepreneurs and business leaders to economic thinkers and policy-makers to scholars and students, both domestically and abroad. Through education and improving public understanding of key economic questions, the AEC promotes the idea of a free market economy and the ideal of a free society.
The AEC is committed to the Austrian School of Economics: It not only aims to make the main ideas of its leading economic thinkers and social philosophers better understood and more competitive in the marketplace of ideas but strives to ensure that these ideas become historically dominant. The AEC’s main duty is therefore to further the Austrian School’s position in society and in the world.
The Austrian Economics Center is a recognized scientific organization and all donations in support of its work are tax deductible.
To further its goals and objectives, every year the AEC carries out several key projects. These include: