Frank Badillo

This site addresses a basic need I have encountered as an applied economist (see my bio on LinkedIn). In short, it should be easier to use economic data, from different sources, and across many purposes.

The ways to make this easier are relatively new and evolving. For example, data visualization solutions have gained traction only since about 2013, when Tableau went public. And it was not until 2015 that Microsoft responded with the launch of Power BI, which has changed significantly over time. (More here about rankings of these solutions.)

Most workplaces have been slow to adopt these solutions. My response has been to develop them here in my own workspace where I can draw on them for whatever role I might have. And I am sharing my outputs publicly with only one condition: If you use my content, become a registered user (SIGN-UP HERE.)).

Please note that the information on this website represents my own personal perspectives. This site does not reflect the views of any organization I am affiliated with currently or previously.

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Recent Posts:

The holiday sales track record over 25+ years

Volatility is one of the characteristics of holiday retail sales—with the focus here on stores that sell gift-type goods. These stores, in other words, exclude car dealers, gas stations, restaurants, food, and drug stores. More specifically, the graphic below shows that:...


Economic booms and busts since the Great Depression

Economic hard times often draw comparisons to the Great Depression, but the pandemic-induced recession of 2020 may be the first to truly merit the comparison—at least based on measures of GDP. The economic downturn in 2020 is the first to approach...


Historically low price inflation

The threat of price inflation remains historically low compared with other periods over the more than 70 years that U.S consumer prices have been tracked. This is true based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as well as the Personal Consumption...