American Institute for Economic Research Hosts Successful Fundraiser For C. Lowell Harriss Summer Fellow Scholarship

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Guest Speaker Ben Stein Entertained Audience

We thank all those who attended for their support of this important part of AIER’s mission to produce scientific economic analysis that is useful and actionable for everyday Americans. - Stephen Adams, President of AIER

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) held a successful fundraising dinner for its C. Lowell Harriss Summer Fellow Scholarship on April 18 at the Columbia Club in New York City featuring a keynote speech from economist, lawyer and television personality Ben Stein.

The dinner raised money for the C. Lowell Harriss Summer Fellow Scholarship, which will provide scholarships to select students who participate in AIER’s Summer Fellowship Program. Since 1946, this program has provided direct training and financial support to students pursuing graduate degrees in economics. Speeches at the dinner were also given by Stephen Adams, President of AIER, Richard W. Brewer, Chairman of AIER’s Board of Trustees, and Steven C. Cunningham, Director of Research and Education at AIER.

“Our fundraising dinner was an overwhelming success and we thank all those who attended for their support of this important part of AIER’s mission to produce scientific economic analysis that is useful and actionable for everyday Americans,” said Stephen Adams, President of AIER. “Ben’s thoughtful remarks on Lowell were gracious and we were grateful he was able to attend and speak at the event.”

C. Lowell Harriss had long been affiliated with AIER before his death in December 2009, serving as a Trustee of the Institute for 20 years. He is remembered for his warmth, charm and ability to focus down to the true costs and benefits of a decision. The student summer fellows of the Institute were privileged to hear him lecture on topics that ranged from land tax reform to the future of economics in academia. Professor Harriss was known for his seminal work on taxation of land, property tax, finance reform, land values and planning land use. He was professor emeritus of economics at Columbia University, where he taught for 43 years, from 1938 to 1981. Ben Stein and many other notable economists were his students.

To see photos from the event, please click HERE. To learn more about AIER, visit http://www.aier.org.

About the American Institute for Economic Research

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) conducts independent, scientific, economic research to educate individuals, thereby advancing their personal interests and those of the nation. The Institute, founded in 1933, represents no fund, concentration of wealth, or other special interests. Advertising is not accepted in its publications. Financial support for the Institute is provided primarily by the small annual fees from several thousand sustaining members, by receipts from sales of its publications, by tax-deductible contributions, and by the earnings of its wholly owned investment advisory organization, American Investment Services, Inc. Experience suggests that information and advice on economic subjects are most useful when they come from a source that is independent of special interests, either commercial or political.

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