Meghan Skira
Department of Economics

Associate Professor

B416 Amos Hall
620 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens, GA, 30602
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PhD, Economics, Boston College, 2012

MA, Economics, Boston College, 2009

BS, Economics, University of Rhode Island, 2007


Outstanding Teacher Award, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, 2016

J. Hatten Howard Teaching Award, UGA Honors Program, 2015

Swift Award for Outstanding Teaching in Undergraduate Economics, University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, Department of Economics, 2015

Lilly Teaching Fellow, UGA Center for Teaching and Learning,2014

Research Interests

  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Aging
  • Health Economics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Courtney H. Van Houtven, Norma B. Coe, Meghan M. Skira. 2013.The Effect of Informal Care on Work and WagesJournal Of Health Economics32(1)240-252
  • Meghan M. Skira. 2015Dynamic Wage and Employment Effects of Elder Parent CareInternational Economic Review56(1)63-93
  • Norma B. Coe, Meghan M. Skira, Courtney H. Van Houtven. 2015Long-Term Care Insurance: Does Experience Matter?Journal Of Health Economics40122-132
  • Rachel Werner, Meghan M. Skira, R. Tamara Konetzka. 2016An Evaluation of Performance Thresholds in Nursing Home Pay-for-PerformanceHealth Services Research51(6)2282-2304
  • R. Tamara Konetzka, Meghan M. Skira, Rachel Werner. 2018Incentive Design and Quality Improvements: Evidence from State Medicaid Nursing Home Pay-for-Performance ProgramsAmerican Journal Of Health Economics, 4(1):105-130
  • Aline Butikofer, Meghan M. Skira. 2018Missing Work is a Pain: The Effect of Cox-2 Inhibitors on Sickness Absence and Disability Pension ReceiptThe Journal Of Human Resources, 53(1): 71-122
  • Andrew Beauchamp, Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, Shannon Seitz, Meghan M. Skira. 2018Single Moms and Deadbeat Dads: The Role of Earnings, Marriage Market Conditions, and Preference HeterogeneityInternational Economic Review, 59(1): 191-232.
  • Norma B. Coe, Meghan M. Skira, and Eric B. Larson. 2018. A Comprehensive Measure of the Costs of Caring for a Parent: Differences According to Functional Status. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(10): 2003-2008.