Centre College Faculty
John J. Perry• Assistant Professor of Economics
Office: Crounse Hall—421
John Perry joined the Centre faculty in 2007 as assistant professor of economics, and was named a Centre Scholar in 2010.
Perry is an applied microeconomist with an active research agenda whose primary areas of expertise are labor and health economics. His most recent papers investigate the labor market impacts of non-physician practitioners receiving greater practice authority and the impact of medical malpractice reform on health labor markets. In the past, he's written and published on topics ranging from expanded legalized gambling to college admissions.
Perry regularly teaches core courses in economics including principles of economics, intermediate microeconomics, and econometrics. He has taught a wide array of field courses, including health economics, labor economics, public policy economics, and risk management and insurance.
Before coming to Centre, Perry was staff economist for the Legislative Research Commission of the Kentucky General Assembly where he performed non-partisan research and policy analysis for policy makers and staff. Perry was the General Assembly's economist with duties over labor, health, and gaming issues.
Perry graduated from Centre in 2000 with a degree in economics. He worked as an actuary with Milliman USA, returning to full-time studies at the University of Kentucky where he earned an M.S. (2003) and Ph.D. (2007) in economics.
To read about Perry’s monthly finance column in Lexington’s Herald-Leader, click here.
File last updated: 5/2/13