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Economic tools from the Federal Reserve

<![CDATA[In recent postings, several folks have called for tools to help citizens model economic situations in order to assess different options. The Federal Reserve has just rolled out its Fiscal Impact Tool, an Excel template for for estimating the returns from proposed local spending in tax revenues and costs for local government. Granted, this is […]

<![CDATA[In recent postings, several folks have called for tools to help citizens model economic situations in order to assess different options. The Federal Reserve has just rolled out its Fiscal Impact Tool, an Excel template for for estimating the returns from proposed local spending in tax revenues and costs for local government. Granted, this is designed for local government staff, but we need many more tools like this, and the Fed should be one of the institutions that helps make public choice more transparent with this kind of public resource.]]>