Great books by AEI scholars: 75 for 75

Since AEI’s founding 75 years ago, its scholars, adjuncts, and members of the Institute’s Council of Academic Advisers have published many influential books. Below are 75 of them, chosen by a group of current scholars to represent the depth, breadth, and policy impact of AEI’s work. Click on each book for a full description.

 

 

Books by scholars in residence

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The Almanac of
American Politics 2012

Michael Barone
Resident Fellow

Common Sense School
Reform

Frederick M. Hess
Resident Scholar

Choosing Victory:
A Plan for Success
in Iraq

Frederick W. Kagan
Resident Scholar

Free Trade, Sovereignty,
Democracy: The Future of
the World Trade Organization

Claude Barfield
Resident Scholar

Human Cloning and
Human Dignity:
The Report of the
President's Council
on Bioethics

Leon Kass
Madden-Jewett Chair

Kings of the Hill

Richard B. Cheney and
Lynne V. Cheney
Senior Fellow

Losing Ground:
American Social Policy,
1950–1980

Charles Murray
W.H. Brady Scholar

Nationalizing Mortgage
Risk: The Growth of Fannie Mae
and Freddie Mac

Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow,
and Bert Ely

Natural Gas Regulation:
An Evaluation of FPC
Price Controls

Robert B. Helms
Resident Scholar

Of Men and Materiel:
The Crisis in Military
Resources

Thomas Donnelly, Resident Fellow
and Gary Schmitt, Resident Scholar

Progressive Consumption
Taxation: The X-Tax
Revisited

Alan D. Viard, Resident Scholar,
and Robert Carroll

The Rise of China:
Essays on the
Future Competition

Gary Schmitt, ed.
Resident Scholar

Surrender Is Not an
Option: Defending America
at the United Nations
and Abroad

John Bolton
Senior Fellow

Toward Fundamental
Tax Reform

Kevin A. Hassett, John G. Searle
Senior Fellow,
and Alan J. Auerbach, eds.

The Tyranny of Numbers:
Mismeasurement and
Misrule

Nicholas Eberstadt
Henry Wendt Scholar in
Political Economy

Vital Statistics on
Congress

Norman Ornstein, Resident Scholar,
Thomas E. Mann, and
Michael Malbin

We the People:
The Story of Our
Constitution

Lynne V. Cheney
Senior Fellow

Who Really Cares:
The Surprising Truth
About Compassionate
Conservatism

Arthur C. Brooks
President

Who Stole Feminism?
How Women Have
Betrayed Women

Christina Hoff Sommers
Resident Scholar

Yeltsin: A Revolutionary
Life

Leon Aron
Resident Scholar

 

Economics and health care policy

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Against the Tide:
An Intellectual History
of Free Trade

Douglas A. Irwin

Agricultural Policy
Reform in the
United States

Daniel A. Sumner, ed.

The Antitrust Paradox:
A Policy at War with
Itself

Robert H. Bork

Contemporary Economic
Problems

William Fellner, editor

Currency Convertibility

Gottfried Haberler

Economics in One
Lesson

Henry Hazlitt

Fear of Persuasion:
A New Perspective on
Advertising and Regulation

John E. Calfee

Federal Budgeting:
The Choice of Government
Programs

Murray L. Weidenbaum

The Fiscal Revolution
in America

Herbert Stein

Free Trade, Sovereignty,
Democracy: The Future of
the World Trade Organization

Claude Barfield
Resident Scholar

Growth of Government
in the West

G. Warren Nutter

Healthy, Wealthy, and
Wise: Five Steps to a
Better Health Care
System

R. Glenn Hubbard, John F. Cogan,
and Daniel P. Kessler

A History of the
Federal Reserve

Allan H. Meltzer

Measuring Business
Cycles

Arthur Burns and Wesley C.
Mitchell

Nationalizing Mortgage
Risk: The Growth of Fannie
Mae and Freddie Mac

Peter J. Wallison, Arthur F. Burns Fellow,
and Bert Ely

Natural Gas Regulation:
An Evaluation of FPC
Price Controls

Robert B. Helms
Resident Scholar

Poverty: Definition and
Perspective

Rose Director Friedman

Progressive Consumption
Taxation: The X-Tax
Revisited

Alan D. Viard, Resident Scholar,
and Robert Carroll

Public Debt in a
Democratic Society

James Buchanan and
Richard E. Wagner

Regulation and Drug
Development

William M. Wardell
and Louis Lasagna

Regulation of Pharmaceutical
Innovation: The 1962
Amendments

Samuel Peltzman

Responsible National
Health Insurance

Mark Pauly, Patricia Danzon,
Paul J. Feldstein, and
John Hoff

The Spirit of Democratic
Capitalism

Michael Novak

Toward Fundamental
Tax Reform

Kevin Hassett, John G. Searle
Senior Fellow,
and Alan Auerbach, eds.

Two Cheers for
Capitalism

Irving Kristol

The Tyranny of Numbers:
Mismeasurement and
Misrule

Nicholas Eberstadt
Henry Wendt Scholar in
Political Economy

United States Aid
and Indian Economic
Development

Peter T. Bauer

The Way the World
Works

Jude Wanniski

 

Foreign & defense policy

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Choosing Victory:
A Plan for Success
in Iraq

Frederick W. Kagan
Resident Scholar

The Clash of Civilizations

Samuel Huntington

A Culture of Its Own:
Taking Latin America
Seriously

Mark Falcoff

Dictatorships and Double
Standards: Rationalism
and Reason in Politics

Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Free Trade, Sovereignty,
Democracy: The Future
of the World Trade
Organization

Claude Barfield
Resident Scholar

Heaven on Earth: The
Rise and Fall of
Socialism

Joshua Muravchik

Infidel

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Of Men and Materiel:
The Crisis in Military
Resources

Thomas Donnelly, Resident Fellow
and Gary Schmitt, Resident Scholar

The Powers of War
and Peace: The
Constitution and
Foreign Affairs After 9/11

John Yoo

The Rise of China:
Essays on the
Future Competition

Gary J. Schmitt, ed.
Resident Scholar

Surrender Is Not an
Option

John Bolton
Senior Fellow

United States Aid
and Indian Economic
Development

Peter T. Bauer

Why Sovereignty Matters

Jeremy Rabkin

Yeltsin: A Revolutionary
Life

Leon Aron
Resident Scholar

 

Politics & public opinion

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Here the People Rule

Edward C. Banfield

After the People Vote:
Steps in Choosing the
President

Walter Berns, Norman J. Ornstein,
Martin Diamond, Akhil Amar,
Vikram Amar;
John C. Fortier, ed.

The Age of Reagan: The
Conservative Counterrevolution,
1980–1989

Steven F. Hayward

The Almanac of
American Politics 2012

Michael Barone
Resident Fellow

American Politics, Then
and Now and Other
Essays

James Q. Wilson

America's Continuing
Revolution

Stephen Tonsor, ed.

As Far as Republican
Principles Will Admit

Martin Diamond

Australia at the Polls:
The National Elections
of 1975

Howard Penniman

Campaign Financing
and Political Freedom

Ralph K. Winter

The Divided Academy:
Professors and Politics

Everett Carll Ladd and
Seymour Martin Lipset

To Empower People:
The Role of Mediating
Structures in Public Policy

Peter Berger and
Richard John Neuhaus

The Forgotten Man:
A New History of
the Great Depression

Amity Shlaes

From Parchment to Power:
How James Madison Used
the Bill of Rights to Save
the Constitution

Robert Goldwin

Growth of Government
in the West

G. Warren Nutter

Here the People Rule

Edward C. Banfield

Kings of the Hill

Richard B. Cheney and
Lynne V. Cheney
Senior Fellow

Losing Ground:
American Social Policy,
1950–1980

Charles Murray
W.H. Brady Scholar

Modern Times: The
World from the Twenties
to the Eighties

Paul Johnson

The New American
Political System

Anthony King, ed.

Public Debt in a
Democratic Society

James Buchanan and
Richard E. Wagner

The Quest for Community:
A Study in the Ethics
of Order and Freedom

Robert Nisbet

The Real Majority

Ben J. Wattenberg and
Richard M. Scammon

Scandal: The Culture
of Mistrust in American
Politics

Suzanne Garment

The Spirit of Democratic
Capitalism

Michael Novak

Toward a More Perfect
Union: Writings of
Herbert J. Storing

Joseph M. Bessette, ed.

Two Cheers for
Capitalism

Irving Kristol

The Tyranny of Numbers:
Mismeasurement and
Misrule

Nicholas Eberstadt
Henry Wendt Scholar in
Political Economy

The Upside-Down
Constitution

Michael S. Greve

Vital Statistics on
Congress

Norman J. Ornstein, Resident Scholar,
Thomas E. Mann, and
Michael J. Malbin

Voting Rights and Wrongs:
The Elusive Quest for
Racially Fair Elections

Abigail Thernstrom

Who Really Cares:
The Surprising Truth
About Compassionate
Conservatism

Arthur C. Brooks
President

 

Society & culture

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The Age of Reagan: The
Fall of the Old Liberal
Order, 1964–1980

Steven Hayward

American Politics, Then
and Now and Other
Essays

James Q. Wilson

America's Continuing
Revolution

Stephen Tonsor, ed.

As Far as Republican
Principles Will Admit

Martin Diamond

Character and Cops:
Ethics in Policing

Edwin J. Delattre

The Clash of Civilizations

Samuel Huntington

A Culture of Its Own:
Taking Latin America
Seriously

Mark Falcoff

To Empower People

Peter Berger and
Richard John Neuhaus

The Forgotten Man:
A New History of
the Great Depression

Amity Shlaes

From Parchment to Power:
How James Madison Used
the Bill of Rights to Save
the Constitution

Robert Goldwin

Emergency Assistance for Mexico

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Growth of Government
in the West

G. Warren Nutter

Heaven on Earth: The
Rise and Fall of
Socialism

Joshua Muravchik

Here the People Rule

Edward C. Banfield

How to Think Seriously
About the Planet:
The Case for an
Environmental
Conservatism

Roger Scruton

Human Cloning and
Human Dignity:
The Report of the
President's Council
on Bioethics

Leon R. Kass
Madden-Jewett Chair

Infidel

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Labor Unions and
Public Policy

Roscoe Pound

Losing Ground:
American Social Policy,
1950–1980

Charles Murray
W.H. Brady Scholar

Modern Times: The
World from the Twenties
to the Eighties

Paul Johnson

The Moral Imagination:
From Edmund Burke
to Lionel Trilling

Gertrude Himmelfarb

Poverty: Definition and
Perspective

Rose Director Friedman

The Quest for Community:
A Study in the Ethics
of Order and Freedom

Robert Nisbet

Religion and the
American Future

Christopher DeMuth
and Yuval Levin, eds.

Scandal

Suzanne Garment

The Spirit of Democratic
Capitalism

Michael Novak

Toward a More Perfect
Union: Writings of
Herbert J. Storing

Joseph Bessette, ed.

Two Cheers for
Capitalism

Irving Kristol

The Tyranny of Numbers:
Mismeasurement and
Misrule

Nicholas Eberstadt
Henry Wendt Scholar in
Political Economy

The Upside-Down
Constitution

Michael Greve

The Way the World
Works

Jude Wanniski

We the People:
The Story of Our
Constitution

Lynne V. Cheney
Senior Fellow

Who Really Cares:
The Surprising Truth
About Compassionate
Conservatism

Arthur C. Brooks
President

Who Stole Feminism?
How Women Have
Betrayed Women

Christina Hoff Sommers
Resident Scholar

Why Sovereignty Matters

Jeremy Rabkin

 

Other AEI research areas: Education, energy, and environment

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Common Sense School
Reform

Frederick M. Hess
Resident Scholar

Going Broke by Degree:
Why College Costs
Too Much

Richard K. Vedder

How to Think Seriously
About the Planet:
The Case for an
Environmental
Conservatism

Roger Scruton

Natural Gas Regulation:
An Evaluation of FPC
Price Controls

Robert B. Helms
Resident Scholar

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