Alison R. Felix
Alison Felix is Senior Policy Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In this role, she 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 Tenth District. In addition, Felix conducts research on issues related to public finance, labor dynamics and regional growth trends.
Felix recently served as Vice President and Denver Branch Executive where she conducted research and outreach related to the economies of Colorado, Wyoming and northern New Mexico. Felix used her time in this position to broaden her understanding of the Tenth District regional economies, as well as recruiting and working closely with the Branch’s board of directors.
Felix joined the Federal Reserve in 2007 as an economist in the Regional Affairs Department in Kansas City, and was promoted to 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.
Felix currently serves on the Advisory Council for Kansas State University’s Department of Economics and on the Colorado Governor’s Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee. She also participates on the Metropolitan State University’s Community Cabinet, Mile High United Way’s Community Impact Committee and is a member of the Denver Association of Business Economists.
Emerging Trends in the U.S. & Kansas Economies (02/7/2020)
U.S. and Tenth District Economic Update (02/5/2020)
Emerging Trends in the Denver Economy (01/15/2020)
Emerging Trends in the U.S. & Colorado Economies (01/15/2020)
Emerging Trends in the U.S. & Colorado Economies (11/19/2019)
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
Economic Bulletin (formerly "The Macro Bulletin")
- "Consumer Spending Declines, Shifts in Response to the Pandemic"
with Samantha Shampine, February 2021
- "COVID-19 Poses Risks for State and Local Public Pensions"
- "COVID-19 Stuns U.S. and Tenth District Economies, but Both Show Signs of Stabilization"
with Jason P. Brown, June 2020
- "COVID-19 Challenges State and Local Government Finances"
May 13, 2020
- "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"