Mark J. Perry

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Mark J. Perry
Mark Joseph Perry

1966 (age 55–56)
Academic background
Alma materGeorge Mason University
ThesisMacroeconomic applications of ARCH models (1993)
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan–Flint

Mark Joseph Perry (born 1966)[1] is an American economist, a professor of economics and finance in the School of Management at University of Michigan–Flint, and scholar at The American Enterprise Institute.[2][3] He is also a member of the Board of Scholars for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.[4]


Perry holds two graduate degrees in economics (M.A. and Ph.D.) from George Mason University and in addition, and has an MBA degree in finance from The University of Minnesota.[2][5]

Men's rights activism[edit]

Perry has been active in campaigning against male sex discrimination under Title IX on US campuses since 2016.[6] He claims to have filed over 100 complaints at universities across the US against affirmative action programs and female only scholarships for “illegal sex discrimination”, referring to himself as “one-man mission” to fix the programs.[7]

In June 2016 Perry filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights seeking the closure of Michigan State University's Women's Lounge, alleging that having a private place for women to study on campus discriminated against men, and was a violation of civil rights.[8] He claimed the female only facility was a violation of both the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative and the equal opportunity in education act Title IX. In July 2016, Michigan State University made the lounge a gender-neutral space to ensure compliance with Title IX.[9]

in 2020 complaint filed a complaint to the Department of Education’s Cleveland Office for Civil Rights led to Ohio State University restructuring eight programmes.[7]

In 2018 he was the recipient of the National Coalition for Men's Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Men’s Issues for his activism.[10]

Economic analysis[edit]

He has written about gender issues, including differences in wage rates between men and women, for publications such as the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal.[8] He has been critical of how the difference in pay has been measured and the conclusions drawn. For example, he argues differences in hours worked, education and having children should be accounted for.[11][12]

He has written that increasing the minimum wage may lead to job losses, criticizing a report by John Komlos who argued few jobs would be lost.[13][14] Economist Jacob Vigdor later stated that Perry's analysis was carried out using faulty data; in response, Perry said "The jury is still out on the $15 minimum wage, [...] and it will take years to assess its impact. I'm simply pointing to some possible evidence in employment trends that might suggest that there is early evidence of some effects."[15]

He criticised Obama's policies of demand market stimulation like the proposal of subsidizing electric and hybrid cars' sector, both for producers and consumers. Perry qualified public economic subsidies as a "boondoggle" and a severe market distortion, which would have been hindered the development of other alternative technologies such as hybrids and gasoline advanced engines.[16]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Grier, Kevin B.; Perry, Mark J. (1 August 1998). "On inflation and inflation uncertainty in the G7 countries". Journal of International Money and Finance. 17 (4): 671–689. doi:10.1016/S0261-5606(98)00023-0.
  • Grier, Kevin B.; Perry, Mark J. (January–February 2000). "The effects of real and nominal uncertainty on inflation and output growth: some GARCH-M evidence". Journal of Applied Econometrics. 15 (1): 45–58. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1099-1255(200001/02)15:1<45::AID-JAE542>3.0.CO;2-K. JSTOR 2678579.
  • Mehdian, Seyed; Perry, Mark J. (September–October 2001). "The reversal of the Monday Effect: new evidence from US equity markets". Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. 28 (7–8): 1043–1065. doi:10.1111/1468-5957.00404.


  1. ^ "Perry, Mark Joseph, 1966-". Library of Congress. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Mark Perry | University of Michigan-Flint". Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  3. ^ "Mark J. Perry". American Enterprise Institute - AEI. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  4. ^ "Dr. Mark J. Perry". Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  5. ^ Perry, Mark J. (1993). Macroeconomic applications of ARCH models (PhD thesis). George Mason University. OCLC 28247567.
  6. ^ "Men's rights activists are attacking women's scholarships and programs. The DOE is listening". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  7. ^ a b "Ohio State responds to complaint of male discrimination". The Lantern. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  8. ^ a b Wolcott, R.J. (22 July 2016). "U of M-Flint professor targets MSU in civil rights complaint". Lansing State Journal. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  9. ^ "A male professor said this women-only study lounge is sexist and ille…".
  10. ^ "NCFM 2018 Recipient of our Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Men's Issues, Mark Perry Ph.D | National Coalition For Men (NCFM)". Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  11. ^ Perry, Mark J.; Biggs, Andrew G. (7 April 2014). "The '77 cents on the dollar' myth about women's pay". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  12. ^ Guo, Jeff (6 January 2016). "Asian American women are closing the gap with white men, but that's not the point". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 17 April 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
    • See also:
    Perry, Mark J. (4 January 2016). "Monday afternoon links: 5. Chart of the Day V — Wages by Race and Gender". AEI Scholar. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  13. ^ Perry, Mark J. (3 August 2016). "A bouillabaisse of economic errors, misunderstandings and false presumptions about the $15 minimum wage". AEI Scholar. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  14. ^ Other citations:
  15. ^ Hiltzik, Michael (23 February 2016). "Why do Conservatives keep saying Seattle's minimum wage hike has failed - without data?". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  16. ^ Perry, Mark J. (2015). "The Government Should Not Subsidize Electric Cars". In Louise I. Gerdes (ed.). Hybrid and Electric Cars. Greenhaven Publishing. p. 76. ISBN 978-0-7377-6838-1. OCLC 857711648. Archived from the original on July 5, 2019.

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