Alison R. Felix
Alison Felix is vice president and Denver Branch executive at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this role, she serves as the Bank's regional economist and representative in the states of Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. Felix also recruits and works closely with the Branch’s board of directors and is responsible for briefing the Kansas City Fed’s president—a member of the Federal Open Market Committee—on economic and business activity in the Denver region's states. Felix’s research focuses on public finance and labor issues, with an emphasis on tax policy, state and local government finance and the economics of education.
Felix joined the Federal Reserve in 2007 as an economist in the Regional Affairs Department in Kansas City. She was appointed Denver Branch executive in 2012. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in economics from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in mathematics and economics from Kansas State University.
Emerging Trends in the U.S. and Colorado Economies (02/12/2019)
Emerging Trends in the U.S. and Colorado Economies (02/11/2019)
Economic Review Articles
- "The Impact of an Aging U.S. Population on State Tax Revenues
with Kate Watkins, Fourth Quarter 2013
- "Industrial Diversity, Growth, and Volatility in the Seven States of the Tenth District"
Fourth Quarter 2012
- "What Is the Outlook for Local Government Revenues in the Tenth District?"
Third Quarter 2011
- "The Importance of Community Colleges to the Tenth District Economy"
with Adam Pope, Third Quarter 2010
- "Do State Corporate Income Taxes Reduce Wages?"
Second Quarter 2009
- "The Growth and Volatility of State Tax Revenue Sources in the Tenth District"
Third Quarter 2008
Research Working Papers
- "Who Offers Tax-Based Business Development Incentives?"
with James R. Hines Jr., RWP 11-05
- "Corporate Taxes and Union Wages in the United States"
with James R. Hines Jr. August 2009, RRWP 09-02
- "The Incidence of Capital Taxation and the Magnitude of Its Burden"
December 2007, RRWP 07-02
- "Passing the Burden: Corporate Tax Incidence in Open Economies"
October 2007, RRWP 07-01
- "The Impact of an Aging Population on State Tax Revenues"
with Kate Watkins
The Main Street Economist
- "Rural America's Fiscal Challenge"
with Jason Henderson
Work in Progress
- "U.S. Expatriates: Individual Income Tax Rates and the Location Decisions of U.S. Citizens"