The Economic and Policy Analysis Research Center maintains an extensive, economic, demographic,
and financial database. Upon request, these data are available to users. The data extraction fees
are available upon request from the Research Center.
The Economic and Policy Analysis Research Center (EPARC) works closely with State government to inform decision-making. EPARCís State and Regional Fiscal Services Unit (SRFSU) was established in 1971 as an independent tax analyst for the State of Missouri. Through an agreement between the Stateís Assistant Budget Director and the President of the University of Missouri, EPARC prepares forecasts and analyses used by the State legislature and administrative units of State government. In addition, EPARC staff are the only non-governmental contributors to the Stateís consensus revenue forecast. EPARC also prepares fiscal notes that must accompany proposed tax legislation, providing a statement of the likely fiscal impact of the legislation. EPARC is often contacted by legislators for advice about the fiscal or economic impact of some initiative, and sometimes conducts formal economic impact studies. Finally, EPARC prepares an annual tax-expenditure report that estimates overall impact of changes in tax laws on the Stateís revenues, and serves as the repository for all individual and corporate income tax data for the State.
The Research Centerís primary focus is to provide expert economic analyses on a wide variety
of topics. Specifically, the Research Centerís staff and fellows have written extensively on applied
microeconomic issues, including but not limited to public finance, labor, public policy and
economic impact analyses. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the Research Center for a
sample of reports conducted over the past several years.
In addition, the Research Center continues to offer a wide range of
survey-related product, including: