Mark Skidmore

Mark Skidmore

Contact Me


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

Publications    (View all Skidmore’s publications on Google Scholar sorted by year)

Selected Publications (Since 2010)

Parker, J., Cuthbertson, C., Loveridge, S., Skidmore, M., & Dyar, W. (2016).  Forecasting State-level Suicide, Drug-induced Death, and Alcohol-induced Death Outcomes Using Google Trends, forthcoming in Journal of Affective Disorders.

Reese, L., Skidmore, M. & Dyar, W. (2016).  No Dog Left Behind:  A Hedonic Pricing Model for Animal Shelters,  Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science.

Skidmore, M. L., Staatz, J. M., Dembele, N. N., & Ouédraogo, A. (2016). Migration, land allocation mechanisms and conflict in Mali. Area Development and Policy.

Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2015). Detroit and the property tax: Strategies to improve equity and enhance revenue. (Policy Focus Report). Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Kang, S., Reese, L. A., & Skidmore, M. L. (2015). How effective are property tax abatements? The case of Michigan. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.

Toya, H., & Skidmore, M. L. (2015). Information/communication technology and natural disaster vulnerability. Economics Letters.

Hodge, T., McMillen, D., Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2015). Assessment inequity in a declining housing market: The case of Detroit. Real Estate Economics.

Timothy, H., Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2015). Assessment growth limits and mobility: Evidence from home sale data in Detroit, Michigan. National Tax Journal, 68(3), 573-600.

Hodge, T., Skidmore, M. L., Sands, G., & McMillen, D. (2015). Tax base erosion and inequity from Michigan’s assessment growth limit: The case of Detroit. Public Finance Review, 43(5).

Skidmore, M. L., Kang, S., & Reese, L. A. (2015). The effects of changes in property tax rates and school spending on residential and business property value growth. Real Estate Economics.

Kang, S., Skidmore, M. L., & Reese, L. A. (2015). The effects of changes in property tax rates and school spending on residential and business property value growth. Real Estate Economics, 43(2), 300-333.

Skidmore, M. L., Anderson, G. R., & Eiswerth, M. (2014). The child adoption marketplace: Parental preferences and adoption outcomes. Public Finance Review.

Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2014). Making ends meet: Options for property tax reform in Detroit. Journal of Urban Affairs, 36(4), 682-700. doi:10.1111/juaf.12069 ISSN: 07352166

Skidmore, M. L. (2014). Will a greenbelt help to shrink Detroit's wasteland. Land Lines, 8-17. Available from:

Skidmore, M. L., & Toya, H. (2014). Do natural disasters enhance societal trust? Economics and Politics.

Reese, L. A., Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2014). Memo from Motown: Is austerity here to stay? Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 7(1), 99-118. doi:10.1093/cjres/rst037 ISSN: 17521378

James, A., Hodge, T., Sands, G., & Skidmore, M. L. (2014). Detroit property tax delinquency-social contract in crisis. Public Finance and Management, 13(3), 280-305.

Peltier, J. W., Skidmore, M. L., & Milne, G. R. (2013). Assessing the impact of gasoline sales-below-cost laws on retail price and market structure: Implications for consumer welfare. Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, 32(2), 239-254. doi:10.1509/0743-9156-32.2.239 ISSN: 07439156

Skidmore, M. L., Cotti, C., & Alm, J. (2013). The political economy of state government subsidy adoption: The case of ethanol. Economics and Politics, 25(2), 162-180. doi:10.1111/ecpo.12008 ISSN: 09541985

Skidmore, M. L., & Toya, H. (2013). Natural disaster impacts and fiscal decentralization. Land Economics, 89(1), 101-117. ISSN: 00237639

Skidmore, M. L., Reese, L. A., & Kang, S. H. (2012). Regional analysis of property taxation, education finance reform, and property value growth. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 42(1-2), 351-363. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.10.008 ISSN: 01660462

Reed, W. R., Rogers, C. L., & Skidmore, M. L. (2011). On estimating marginal tax rates for U.S. States. National Tax Journal, 64(1), 59-84. ISSN: 00280283

Skidmore, M. L., & Tosun, M. S. (2011). Property value assessment growth limits, tax base erosion, and regional in-migration. Public Finance Review, 39(2), 256-287. doi:10.1177/1091142110381636 ISSN: 10911421

Merriman, D. F., Skidmore, M. L., & Kashian, R. D. (2011). Do tax increment finance districts stimulate growth in real estate values? Real Estate Economics, 39(2), 221-250. doi:10.1111/j.1540-6229.2010.00294.x ISSN: 10808620

Skidmore, M. L., & Scorsone, E. A. (2011). Causes and consequences of fiscal stress in Michigan cities. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41(4), 360-371. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2011.02.007 ISSN: 01660462

Skidmore, M. L., & Kashian, R. (2010). On the relationship between tax increment finance and property taxation. Regional Science and Urban Economics, 40(6), 407-414. doi:10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2010.05.002 ISSN: 01660462

Cotti, C., & Skidmore, M. L. (2010). The impact of state government subsidies and tax credits in an emerging industry: Ethanol production 1980-2007. Southern Economic Journal, 76(4), 1076-1093. ISSN: 00384038

Skidmore, M. L., Ballard, C. L., & Hodge, T. R. (2010). Property value assessment growth limits and redistribution of property tax payments: Evidence from Michigan. National Tax Journal, 63(3), 509-538. ISSN: 00280283

Toya, H., Skidmore, M. L., & Robertson, R. (2010). A reevaluation of the effect of human capital accumulation on economic growth using natural disasters as an instrument. Eastern Economic Journal, 36(1), 120-137. doi:10.1057/eej.2008.54 ISSN: 00945056

Welsch, D. M., Statz, B., & Skidmore, M. L. (2010). An examination of inter-district public school transfers in Wisconsin. Economics of Education Review, 29(1), 126-137. doi:10.1016/j.econedurev.2009.07.008 ISSN: 02727757