Welcome to the Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center

The Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center (KC FSRDC) is located at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The KC FSRDC is a partnership between federal statistical agencies and a consortium of local research institutions including the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the University of Kansas, the University of Kansas Medical Center, the University of Missouri, the University of Missouri Kansas City, and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. 

We are one of twenty-four centers located around the country providing secured access to restricted-use microdata for research and statistical purposes. Researchers must receive project approval and Census Bureau Special Sworn Status before entering and using the KC FSRDC.  Access to the KC FSRDC is provided at no charge to members of the consortium. Other researchers will need to inquire with the KC FSRDC for fee information.  

If you are interested in pursuing a research project using data provided by the Kansas City Federal Statistical Research Data Center, please review the Research Proposal Guidelines at the U.S. Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies (CES) website along with the information for the restricted-use data sets. After review, please feel free to contact the KC FSRDC Administrator to discuss plans for your prospective research proposal.

Executive Directors

Edith Gummer, Ph.D. 

Edith Gummer is a research director in Education for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation where she oversees the development and implementation of the education research and policy initiatives that focus on strengthening innovation and entrepreneurship in education.

Prior to joining the Kauffman Foundation, Gummer was a program officer in the Division of Research and Learning in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation. In that capacity, Gummer was the lead program officer for EHR on the Building Community and Capacity for Data Intensive Research solicitation. Prior to joining the NSF, Gummer was a senior research scientist in the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd, working on the Data for Decisions Initiative.

Gummer earned a PhD in education from Purdue University, Master of Science degrees in science teaching and biology from the State University of New York at Albany, and a Bachelor of Arts in biology from Indiana University.

Jonathan Willis, Ph.D. 

Jon Willis is a Vice President and Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He joined the Economic Research Department in September 2000. A native of Iowa, Willis received a B.A. degree in economics from Grinnell College in 1993 and a Ph.D. degree in economics from Boston University in 2001. Willis conducts research on labor market dynamics over the business cycle and the relationship between the price-setting behavior of firms and inflation dynamics. In addition to working at the Bank, he has served as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.


Josephine Lugovskyy, Ph.D.
Kansas City Research Data Center
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198

Contact Information:
Email Josephine Lugovskyy

Consortium Partners