Finance/Public Finance

Mark’s Work (selected)

National

FASAB Standard 56 and the Authority of the Director of National Intelligence to Waive SEC Financial Reporting,“ (Mark Skidmore), Published at Solari Report, 2020.

Should We Care about Secrecy in Financial Reporting?” (Mark Skidmore and Catherine Austin Fitts), Published at Solari Report, 2019.

Holding U.S. Treasurys?  Beware:  Uncle Same Can’t Account for $21 Trillion” (Laurence Kotlikoff and Mark Skidmore) Forbes Magazine, January 2019.

Is Our Government Intentionally Hiding $21 Trillion in Spending??” (Laurence Kotlikoff and Mark Skidmore) Forbes Magazine, July 2018.

Has Our Government Spent $21 Trillion of Our Money without Telling Us??” (Laurence Kotlikoff and Mark Skidmore) Forbes Magazine, December 2017.

DOD and HUD $21 Trillion in Missing Money, Report and Supporting Documentation (Mark Skidmore and  Catherine Austin Fitts), Published at Solari Report, 2017.

Convergence in Government Spending:  Theory and Cross-country Evidence” (David Merriman, Mark Skidmore, and Hideki Toya), Kyklos, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2004.

State and Local

Housing Demolition and Property Tax Delinquency: Evidence from Detroit,” (Camila Alvayay and Dusan Paredes, and Mark Skidmore), Journal of Urban Affairs, DOI:10.1080/07352166.2019.1697183, 2020.

Do Local Property Taxes Affect New Building Development? Results from a Quasi-Natural Experiment in New Zealand” (with Norman Gemmell, Arthur Grimes and Mark Skidmore), Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, Vol. 58 (2), 2019.

Assessment Inequity in a Declining Housing Market:  The Case of Detroit” (with Tim Hodge, Daniel McMillen, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore) Real Estate Economics, Vol. 45 (2), 2017.

Assessment Growth Limits and Mobility:  Evidence from Home Sale Data in Detroit, Michigan”, National Tax Journal (Tim Hodge, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore), Vol. 68 (3), 2015.

Tax Base Erosion and Inequity from Michigan’s Assessment Growth Limit: The Case of Detroit,” Public Finance Review (Tim Hodge, Daniel McMillen, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore), Vol 43 (5), 2015.

Detroit Property Tax Delinquency—Social Contract in Crisis” (James Alm, Timothy Hodge, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore), Public Finance and Management, Vol. 14 (3), 2014.

Detroit’s Bankruptcy Settlement Will not Solve the City’s Problems.”  (Laura Reese, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore), London School of Economics Blog, 2014.

Making Ends Meet:  Options for Property Tax Reform in Detroit” (Gary Sands and Mark Skidmore), Journal of Urban Affairs, Vol. 36 (4), 2014.

Memo from Motown:  Is Austerity is here to Stay?” (Laura Reese, Gary Sands, and Mark Skidmore), Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2014.

Causes and Consequences of Fiscal Stress in Michigan Cities” (Mark Skidmore and Eric Scorsone), Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 41 No. 4, 2011.

On the Relationship between Tax Increment Finance and Property Taxation” (Mark Skidmore and Russ Kashian), Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 40, No. 6, 2010.

Property Value Assessment Growth Limits and Redistribution of Property Tax Payments: Evidence from Michigan” (Charles Ballard, Timothy Hodge, and Mark Skidmore), National Tax Journal, Vol. 63, No. 2, 2010.

Other Work

$29,000,000,000,000:  A Detailed Look at the Fed’s Bailout by Funding Facility and Recipient,” (James Felkerson), Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, Working Paper No. 698, 2011.

Lott, John R., A Simple Test for the Extent of Vote Fraud with Absentee Ballots in the 2020 Presidential Election: Georgia and Pennsylvania Data (December 21, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3756988

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