Key Policy Data
In today's fast moving world, keeping informed on the public policies that impact your personal or work life is a daunting task. Fortunately, technology can aid in that effort and that is the ultimate purpose of Key Policy Data.
We accomplish this goal with the help of the innovative Qlikview data visualization and discovery program. Qlikview allows us to post huge amounts of data without sacrificing usability. For instance, our tax burden app can quickly show you how your state's tax burden ranks and how it has changed over time with just a few clicks of a button.
Why the ads? Many other organizations also try to accomplish the same work as Key Policy Data. However, many are not-for-profits that depend on donations, often from large foundations. We've seen too many valiant efforts die a slow death simply because the money ran out.
Key Policy Data is attempting to blaze a new trail by monetizing our efforts through ads (served via Google). If you use an ad-blocker, please consider supporting our work via Google Contributor.
We believe this will provide us with long-term staying power that has eluded other efforts. To date, however, this has been a voluntary effort despite the significant overhead costs of launching such an ambitious project.
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Key Policy Data is a joint venture between Public Choice Analytics and Visigov.
Public Choice Analytics for the U.S. States
J. Scott Moody, M.A.
J. Scott Moody became CEO of Federalism In Action in May 2014. Scott has over 18 years as a public policy economist. He is the author, co-author and editor of over 180 studies and books. He has testified twice before the House Ways and Means Committee of the U.S. Congress as well as various state legislatures.
He has been invited to speak before various organizations such as the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Legislative and Exchange Council. His work has appeared in Bloomberg, Forbes, CNN Money, State Tax Notes, The New York Post, Portland Press Herald, Bangor Daily News and others.
He is also a Senior Fellow at American Conservative Union Foundation. His professional experience also includes positions as CEO of The Maine Heritage Policy Center, Senior Economist at The Tax Foundation and Senior Economist at The Heritage Foundation.
Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wingate University (Wingate, N.C.). He received his Master of Arts in Economics from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA).
email: jsmoody (at) keypolicydata.com
Wendy P. Warcholik, Ph.D.
Dr. Wendy P. Warcholik has worked as an Economist in public policy settings for over 18 years. She has extensive experience in applying statistical and econometric tools in public policy paradigms.
She is also a Senior Fellow at American Conservative Union Foundation. Her professional experience includes positions as Economist at the Bureau of Economic Analysis in Washington, D.C., Chief Forecasting Economist for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services, Adjunct Scholar with The Tax Foundation, and Research Fellow at The Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs. Her academic teaching experience includes teaching various economics classes to undergraduate as well as MBA students.
She received her PhD in Economics from George Mason University (Fairfax, VA). While pursuing her Ph.D., she was a Bradley research fellow and affiliated scholar with Nobel Laureate James Buchanan’s Center for the Study of Public Choice.
email: wendywarcholik (at) pubchoiceanalytics.com
For complete publication list see: Public Choice Analytics CV
We are veteran IT professionals, who see an opportunity to combine our experience, our enthusiasm for terrific tools, and our civic concerns about the difficulty of understanding and influencing government activity.
email: michael (at) visigov.us