Mark J. Perry


Dr. Mark J. Perry is a full professor of economics in the School of Management at the University of Michigan-Flint, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses since 1996. Starting in the fall of 2009, Perry has also held a joint appointment as a resident scholar at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

In addition to scholarly research, Perry enjoys writing guest editorials to a general audience on current economic issues. Perry’s opinion pieces have appeared in most major newspapers around the state and country, including the Detroit Free PressDetroit NewsWall Street JournalWashington PostUSA TodayWashington ExaminerReal Clear MarketsLos Angeles Times and Investor’s Business Daily.

Professor Perry has been best known in recent years as the creator and editor of one the nation’s most popular economics blog, Carpe Diem. Professor Perry has written on a daily basis since the fall of 2006 to share his thoughts, opinions and expertise on economic issues. Carpe Diem has captured a growing international readership, and more than 18 million people have visited Carpe Diem to read the more than 10,000 entries posted during the last fourteen years. Since 2016, Perry has engaged in an active civil rights agenda and has filed Title IX complaints with the Office for Civil Rights against more than 150 US colleges, universities, and public school systems for illegally discriminating based on sex. Those Title IX complaints have led to 80 federal civil rights investigations, and about a dozen of those complaints have been successfully resolved in his favor.