Eric Scorsone worked as senior Economist at the Michigan Senate Fiscal Agency in 2010 and has returned to Michigan State University in 2011. Prior to returning to Michigan in 2005, Dr. Scorsone developed award winning extension programs as an Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky in the areas of rural health economics and economic development. He also served as an Economist for the Colorado Governor’s Office of State Planning and Budget and as a Senior Economist for the City of Aurora, Colorado. He received his Ph.D. in State and Local Public Finance from Colorado State University. He received his Master’s degree from Michigan State University and a B.B.A. from Loyola University of Chicago. He has also worked on international development projects in Thailand, Macedonia and Indonesia and has taught at the taught at the University of Bologna, Italy and University of Valencia, Spain in public performance management. He has published in State and Local Government Review, Growth and Change, Journal of Appalachian Studies, Economic Development Quarterly, Journal of Federal Studies, Public Money and Management and International Review of Administrative Sciences. Dr. Scorsone is from Saginaw, Mi and currently resides in DeWitt, MI.
- Local government finances and administration
- Local government financial emergencies
- Local government budgeting
- State-local policy
- Intergovernmental consolidation
- International local government comparisons
Fernando Toboso and Eric Scorsone. “How much Power to Tax do Autonomous Communities in Spain Enjoy since the 1996 and 2001 Reforms” Review of Federalism Studies (Forthcoming, 2010)
Skidmore, Mark and Eric A. Scorsone. “The Causes and Consequences of Fiscal Stress in Michigan Municipalities”. State Tax Notes, September 2009.
Scorsone, Eric A. and Emanuele Padovani. “Comparing Local Government Performance Internationally: A Mission Impossible” Review of Administrative Science Vol. 75, No. 2, 2009.
Scorsone, Eric A. “New Developments: What are the Challenges in Transferring Lean Thinking to Government”. Public Money and Management Vol. 28, No. 1 (2008).
Funded Research Projects
- Addressing Chronic Fiscal Stress in Shrinking Cities in the United States. Mott and Ford Foundation via Center for Community Progress. (2011)