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 and the AEIdeas blog.



  • Professor of Finance and Economics, 2007-present; Associate Professor of Finance and Economics, 2003-2007; Associate
  • Professor of Economics, 2002-2003; Assistant Professor of Economics, 1996-2002, School of Management, University of Michigan-Flint
  • Visiting Scholar, Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore, India, 2005
  • Visiting Professor, International Academy of Business and Banking, Togliatti, Russia, 1999
  • Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance, College of Business, Jacksonville University, 1993-96
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 1991-93; Instructor, 1990-91; Department of Economics, George Mason University


Ph.D., M.A., economics, George Mason University
M.B.A., finance, University of Minnesota