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Mark Skidmore

Professor, Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy, Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics


State and local public finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations, urban/regional economics; economics of natural disasters

Current Research

Public finance and property taxation and the effects of falling valuations on governmental tax receipts

Selected Publications

  • "Assessing the Impact of Gasoline Sales-Below-Cost Laws on Retail Price and Market Structure: Implications for Consumer Welfare” (with Jimmy Peltier and George Milne, forthcoming in Journal of Public Policy and Marketing.

  • "The Effects of Changes in Property Tax Rates and School Spending on Residential and Business Property Value Growth” (with Sung Kang and Laura Reese), forthcoming in Real Estate Economics.

  • "The Political Economy of Ethanol Subsidies” (with Chad Cotti and James Alm), forthcoming in Economics and Politics. 2 “Making Ends Meet: Options for Property Tax Reform in Detroit” (with Gary Sands), forthcoming in Journal of Urban Affairs.

  • "Natural Disaster Impacts and Fiscal Decentralization” (with Hideki Toya), Land Economics. Vol. 89, No. 1, 2013. “Property Taxation, Education Finance Reform, and Tax Base Growth” (with Laura Reese and Sung Kang). Regional Science and Urban Economics. Vol. 42, No. 1-2, 2012.

Government Focus

Local, State