Economic Insights — The economist who administers our Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia Economic Outlook Survey talks about the importance of “soft” data for economic analysis and policymaking.
Our senior outreach economist, Ryotaro Tashiro, shares the Philadelphia Fed’s high-quality economic research with the general public, but this relationship works both ways. As he explains in this Q&A, when he’s educating the public, the public is also educating him.
This article appeared in the Third Quarter 2023 issue of Economic Insights. Download and read the full issue.