Mark Perry

Mark Perry

Professor
University of Michigan, Flint

Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.

Blog Posts

New IRS data show that 71% of US taxpayers who make it into the ‘Top 400’ are there for only a single year

The top or bottom 1/5/10% by income, just like the top or bottom income quintiles, are never the same people from year to year, because there is constant, dynamic turnover as we move up and down the income categories.

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Importers are exporters, exporters are importers. Slapping tariffs on imports would hurt our most competitive firms

In today’s globally connected world with dynamic global supply chains for raw materials and inputs, and global marketplaces for final sales, it’s an economic fact of the modern world economy that: a) exporters are importers and b) importers are exporters.

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An economic analysis of protectionism clearly shows that Trump’s tariffs would make us poorer, not greater

Trump’s base will be hurt the most by his wealth-destroying and punitive trade policy.

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Team Trump is paying off special interests before he even takes office

I’ve taken the liberty of making some edits to today’s CNN Money article “Carrier: Trump gave us state ‘incentives’ to save jobs” to more broadly reflect reality.

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