Fiscal & Economics Policy

Policy research on economic and fiscal issues is one of the cornerstones concerns of GWIPP researchers.

For example, the Significant Features of the Property Tax, an ongoing joint venture with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, is documenting property-tax policies in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Much of GWIPP’s work on economic policy addresses urban and regional economic development. Our vibrant team of scholars also study workforce development and we have one of the nation’s foremost authorities on federal economic statistics, Andrew Reamer

Current Projects

Significant Features of the Property Tax

June 01, 2006

Funding: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Completed Projects

Counting for Dollars 2020: The Role of the Decennial Census in the Geographic Distribution of Federal Funds

March 19, 2018

As directed by Congress, several hundred federal financial assistance programs rely on data derived from the Decennial Census to guide the geographic distribution of funds to states, counties, ci

Non-Traditional Sources of Economic Data

January 08, 2018

Funder: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
Performance period: August 21, 2017 through August 31, 2018

Credential Program Count Project

December 15, 2017

  • Funding: Lumina Foundation through Credential Engine and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness
  • Performance period: October 1 through February 28, 2018

Nationwide Data Infrastructure for Evidence-based Policy Analysis

December 15, 2017

Funding: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation through Wagner School of Public Policy, New York University
Performance period: November 1, 2016 through May 1, 2018

Using the Results from Rigorous National Evaluations to Inform Local Education Policy Decisions

July 25, 2017

To read the most recent working paper for this project, please click 

Improving Federal Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Policies and Statistical Products

April 13, 2017

Funding: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Performance period: March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2017

Talent Flow Analysis Handbook

February 01, 2015

Funding: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Performance period: February 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015

Enhancing User Access to Available Labor Market Information

June 10, 2014

Funding: Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC)

Performance period: June 10, 2014 through February 10, 2015

Identifying Uses of the American Community Survey

May 15, 2014

Funding: U.S. Census Bureau

Performance period: May 15, 2014 through December 15, 2014