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Opened in February 2016, the Kansas City Research Data Center (KCRDC) is located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and provides area researchers with access to some of the nation’s highest-quality data for analysis of U.S. economic and public policy issues.

The KCRDC is a consortium consisting of the Kauffman Foundation, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.  The KCRDC provides data to researchers from across the region in fields such as economics, entrepreneurship, demography, urban and regional development, statistics, health care, and public policy to assist in answering research questions.

Executive Director


Didem Tüzemen, Ph.D.

Didem Tüzemen is a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Her research is at the interaction of labor economics and macroeconomics. Recently, she studied the impact of disappearing routine occupations on labor force participation of prime-age individuals and on the natural rate of unemployment in the United States. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Contact Information


Shawn Ratcliff, Ph.D., Admininstrator

Kansas City Census Research Data Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198 


Email: Shawn Ratcliff

Partner Institutions

The operation of each Federal Statistical Research Data Center (RDC) is supported by both the Census Bureau and RDC partner institutions. Some RDC partner institutions form consortiums to share the operational costs of the RDC and may waive user fees for their affiliates. Several RDCs have built branch locations to reduce the cost of researchers commuting to the core location while still maintaining the identical stringent information technology and physical security requirements.

RDC Website

Kansas City Research Data Center

The Kansas City Research Data Center is a partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Page Last Revised - October 18, 2022
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