Welcome to the Fiscal Research Center

A non-partisan think tank assisting Georgia’s state and local policymakers on questions of tax and economic policy.

  • New Director Takes Helm of Fiscal Research CenterKenneth Heaghney, the state of Georgia’s fiscal economist, has been named the new director of Georgia State University’s Fiscal Research Center (FRC). Heaghney succeeds Sally Wallace, who had served in the position since 2011. She became dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in April. Heaghney will lead a team of public finance… more »
  • Data Viz: 2018 Georgia Rankings Report The Fiscal Research Center has created an interactive data visualization of the 2018 Georgia rankings report. The visualization can be accessed via this link: http://frc.gsu.edu/2018-georgias-rankings-among-the-states-data-viz/ About the rankings report: The rankings report is a collection of quantitative metrics and state rankings that compare Georgia to states across the nation. While several of the… more »

Latest Research

Financing Georgia's Future IV

FRC Report, Publication No. 300, March 27, 2018, Rahul Pathak and Sally Wallace This report documents Georgia’s major state and local revenue sources and highlights key trends… more »

Is SNAP a Helping Hand?

State Tax Notes,  Jan. 08, 2018, Sally Wallace and Noah Cohen This brief discusses the benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, while calling for… more »