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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. EPARC's 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 State's 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 State's 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 State's revenues, and serves as the repository for all individual and corporate income tax data for the State.

The Research Center's primary focus is to provide expert economic analyses on a wide variety of topics. Specifically, the Research Center's 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:

  • Surveys and Interviews
    • personal interviews
    • telephone interviews
    • focus groups
    • mail surveys
  • Data and Analysis
    • Double Entry Data Entry from Surveys
    • survey instrument design and testing
    • data processing
    • data analysis
    • database development and maintenance
  • Sampling
    • sample size and selection
    • survey design, layout and appearance
  • Name and Address Lists of Missouri Public and Private Schools, K-12
    • Address Lists
    • Email Lists