Hi everyone! Welcome back to the PolicyViz Podcast! On this week’s episode, I’m excited to welcome my Urban Institute colleague Tracy Gordon to the show. Tracy is a senior fellow with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, where she researches and writes about fiscal challenges facing state and local governments, including budget tradeoffs, intergovernmental relations, and long-term sustainability. Before joining Urban, Gordon was a senior economist with the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

In this week’s episode, we talk about how to get public policy research to cut through the noise, why it matters, and how to give people good information to make good decisions.

Episode Notes

Tax Policy Center

Tracy Gordon on Twitter

Urban Institute Spending Drivers

Urban Institute State and Local Finance Initiative Data Query System

Urban Institute State Economic Monitor


JMP Statistical Discovery Software from SAS

Data Viz Info Kit (Includes interview with Kaiser Fung and Alberto Cairo)