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. 

Recent Speeches

Professional Journals and Books

  • "Corporate taxes and union wages in the United States" with James R. Hones Jr., International Tax and Public Finance, Volume 29, August 2022, pp. 1450-1494.
  • "Who offers tax-based business development incentives?" with James R. Hines Jr., Journal of Urban Economics, Volume 75, May 2013, pp. 80-91.

Economic Review Articles

Research Working Papers

Economic Bulletin (formerly "The Macro Bulletin")

Rocky Mountain Economist

The Main Street Economist

Work in Progress

  • "U.S. Expatriates: Individual Income Tax Rates and the Location Decisions of U.S. Citizens"