Pre-Professional Program at Centre College
John Perry is an Associate Professor of Economics and Economics Program Chair. He joined the Centre faculty in 2007, and has served as the economics and finance chair.
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, the impact of medical malpractice reform on health labor markets, sports economics, and economics education. In the past, he’s written and published on topics ranging from expanded legalized gambling to college admissions. In 2012 Perry won the National Association of Business Economists’ Abramson Award for his work on medical liability’s impact on the physician labor market.
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 labor economics, public policy economics, and risk management and insurance, as well as signature courses in health economics and personal finance.
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: 10/17/13