Mark Skidmore

Mark Skidmore

mskidmor@msu.edu
Telephone: 517-353-9172
Telephone: 517-355-4563

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy


Location:

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics
446 West Circle Drive, Room 202
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

Degree:

Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado
M.A., Economics, University of Colorado
B.A., Economics, University of Washington


Mark Skidmore is Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy.  His also Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD). He holds tenure system appointments in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and Economics. He has served as a consultant on a range of issues including economic development, government public finance and policy, and price determination. Recent research areas include economics of the public sector, economic development, and the economics of natural disasters. He has published the results of his research in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, and Public Choice. Much of Skidmore’s research and outreach focuses on public finance policy and the relationship between public finance policy and economic development.

Recent research areas include economics of the public sector, economic development and the economics of natural disasters. He has published the results of his research in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Journal of Urban Economics, National Tax Journal, and Public Choice. Much of Dr. Skidmore’s research and outreach focuses on public finance policy and the relationship between public finance policy and economic development. 

Research and Outreach Interests

  • Intergovernmental relations and the effectiveness of government operations
  • Interrelationship between government activities and economic development
  • The impact government tax/subsidies/development incentives on economic activity
  • Economics of natural disasters

 

SMEP Bio:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYmmn1gtSN0

Student Mentoring

Teaching Experience at MSU

  • Public Sector Budgeting and Program Evaluation
  • Applied Microeconomics II (graduate)
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