Mission and Goals
The Center for the Study of Income and Productivity (CSIP) is organized under the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Economic Research Department. CSIP was founded in 2002 and was originally named the Center for the Study of Innovation and Productivity in recognition of the critical importance of innovation and productivity to the economy and the prevalence of innovative sectors in the 12th Federal Reserve District.
In 2010, the scope of CSIP was expanded to recognize the important role that institutions and labor markets, in addition to innovation, have in determining the future path of productivity, standards of living, and economic well-being. The Center's name was changed accordingly to the Center for the Study of Income and Productivity.
Programs and Products
CSIP's core activity is research, conducted by staff economists and visiting scholars who are CSIP affiliates. CSIP also serves as a public resource, providing access to research, analysis, and selected data through the CSIP website.
CSIP promotes research through conferences, symposia, and an active visiting scholar program. These programs augment the research and policy analysis done by CSIP affiliates in the FRBSF Economic Research Department.
Inside the Center
Welcome to the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Center for the Study of Income and Productivity. This website offers a variety of data, charting tools, analyses, and publications all aimed at promoting and publicizing research into policies and phenomena affecting productivity and standards of living, in our region, in our nation, and in our world. We invite you to explore the research products and other resources available on this site.