Mark Skidmore is a Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA. He holds joint appointments at the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics and the Department of Economics. He received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Colorado in 1994, and his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1987. He currently serves as Coeditor of the Journal of Urban Affairs and serves on Editorial Board of ISRN Economics. Professor Skidmore’s research has focused on public sector economics and economic development. Current research interests include state and local government tax policy, intergovernmental relations, the interrelationship between public sector decisions and economic activity, and the economics of natural disasters. His work has been funded by organizations such as the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, The Urban Institute, USAID, and the Fulbright Program. His articles have appeared in journals such as Economic Inquiry, Economics Letters, Journal of Urban Economics, Kyklos, Land Economics, National Tax Journal, Public Choice, Regional Science and Urban Economics, and the Southern Economic Journal. His research has been cited in prominent news outlets such as the BBC, Boston Globe, China Post, CNNMoney, Economist, Europe Intelligence Wire, FinanzNachrichten, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Business Journal, MSNBC, Newsweek, New Yorker, New York Times, PBS News Hour, Reuters, Times of India, and the Washington Post.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2012