American Institute for Economic Research Welcomes Columbia University's Knight-Bagehot Fellows To Campus For Lectures

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Topics Covered Included Inflation, Monetary Policy and Business Journalism

“We’re thrilled to have these outstanding business journalists at our Institute and to provide them with further educational and social programming,” said Stephen Adams, President of AIER.

The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) was pleased to host Columbia University’s Knight-Bagehot Fellows at its Great Barrington, MA, campus for a series of lectures, seminars and social events this past week.

This is the fifth consecutive year that AIER has hosted the fellows, providing the mid-career journalists with seminars on current economic trends and investment strategies, inflation, and monetary policy.

“We’re thrilled to have these outstanding business journalists at our Institute and to provide them with further educational and social programming,” said Stephen Adams, President of AIER. “We believe that all Americans need a solid understanding of the economic principles that govern their daily lives, and it’s through high-quality journalism that the public typically learns about the issues that most affect them.”

The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism offers qualified mid-career journalists the opportunity to enhance their understanding and knowledge of business, economics, and finance in a year-long, full-time program administered by Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Fellows take courses in business, law, and international affairs; participate in off-the-record seminars and dinner meetings with corporate executives, economists and academics; and attend briefings and field trips to New York-based media companies and financial institutions.

Fellows who attended this year’s AIER event included Lewis Krauskopf of Reuters, Nandagopal Jayakumar Nair of CNBC-TV18, Kate Davidson of Changing Gears, Gabriel Friedman of the Los Angeles Daily Journal, Charlotte Raab de Miranda of Agence France-Presse, Mica Rosenberg of Reuters, Barrett Sheridan of Bloomberg Businessweek, Katerina Sokou of the Athens daily newspaper Kathimerini, Jaclyn Trop of The Detroit News, and Rachel Wehrspann of Bloomberg Television.

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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