Mark Skidmore

Mark Skidmore

mskidmor@msu.edu

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy

Telephone: 517-353-9172

Area of Expertise:

Public Finance, Urban/Regional Economics, and Economics of Natural Disasters


Degree:

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


Publications on Google Scholar

Mark Skidmore is a tenured Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy.  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 finance and policy, and price determination. 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 work on property taxation, regional development and the economics of natural disasters. 

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)