Research

Publications

Skidmore, M. “Out-sourcing the dry season: cattle ranchers' responses to weather shocks in the Brazilian Amazon.” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2022. (Link)


Skidmore, M., Sims, K., et al, “Sustainable intensification in the Brazilian cattle industry: the role for reduced slaughter age.” Environmental Research Letters. 2022. (Open access article)


Skidmore, M., Moffette, F., et al. “Cattle Ranchers and Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Production, Location, and Policies.” Global Environmental Change, 2021. (Open access article) (Policy report published with Meridian Institute)


Moffette, F, Skidmore, M., and Gibbs, H. “Environmental policies that shape productivity: Evidence from cattle production in the Brazilian Amazon.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2021. (Open access article)


Sims, K., Foltz, J., and Skidmore, M. “Prisons as drivers of COVID-19 spread.” American Journal of Public Health, 2021.


Skidmore, M., Foltz, J., and Andarge, T. “Effectiveness of Local Regulations on Non-point Source Pollution: Evidence from Wisconsin Dairy Farms.” Revise and resubmit at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2022. (Policy brief in January 2022 Nelson Issue Brief)


Selected working papers (available upon request)

Skidmore, M., Sims, K., and Gibbs, H. "Pesticide exposure and pediatric cancer deaths: Evidence from Brazilian soy production." In Review at Journal of Development Economics, 2022.


Gibbs, H., Skidmore, M., et al. “Blind spots in the zero-deforestation cattle supply chains.” 2022.


Skidmore, M., Foltz, J., and Andarge, T. "Climate change and water pollution: the impact of extreme rain on nutrient runoff in Wisconsin." 2022.

Works in progress

Skidmore, M., Sims, K., and Gibbs, H. "Shifting supply chains in the Brazilian Amazon." 2022.

Karwowski, N. and Skidmore, M. "Quantifying the water quality improvement of wetland easements." 2022.